Is windows media audio 9 codec the best 1 around?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by XP Abuser, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    i have read many articles about wma 9 being the best codec around and i think it may well be true but still people still use any other codec than wma also it has been said that wma has improved 20% on other encoders so why do people generally think of wma as scum of the earth heres a link which explains in more detail i just want your views

    http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2879818,00.html

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  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    If you want the best quality lossy codec, use MPC [Musepack]



    If you want the best lossless coded, use Flac or Monkey's Audio



    If you want the most compatibility with portables and DVD players etc, use LAME mp3 Encoder Version 3.90.2 using --alt-preset standard as your command line.

    Also recommend that you use Exact Audio Copy to rip your cd's

    So, to answer your question, no, WMA 9 is far from being the best codec. It's better than older versions, but it's still the bottom of the barrel.