Vorbis!

* A format specification and related documentation doc are available on this site. * The **libvorbis** reference implementation provides both a standard encoder and decoder under a BSD license. Source download http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/vorbis/]
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Vorbis alternatives

  • FLAC

  • FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it is designed specifically for audio, and you can play back compressed FLAC files in your favorite player (or your car or home stereo, see supported devices) just like you would an MP3 file.

    tags: audio-codec lossless-audio lossless-compression
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Android BSD
  • LAME

  • LAME is a high quality MPEG Audio Layer III (MP3) encoder licensed under the LGPL. It is considered the best MP3 encoder at mid-high bitrates and at VBR. Both quality and speed improvements are still happening, probably making LAME the only MP3 encoder still being actively developed.

    tags: mp3 encoder audio-codec audio-codecs vbr
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD
  • Matroska

  • The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file. It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows.

    tags: audio-and-video-codecs audio-codec decoder encoder lossless-compression
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Android
  • Opus Interactive Audio Codec

  • Opus is a totally open, royalty-free, highly versatile audio codec. Opus is unmatched for interactive speech and music transmission over the Internet, but also intended for storage and streaming applications. It is standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as RFC 6716 which incorporated technology from Skype's SILK codec and Xiph.Org's CELT codec.

    tags: audio-codec ietf
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • WavPack

  • WavPack is a completely open audio compression format providing lossless, high-quality lossy, and a unique hybrid compression mode. Although the technology is loosely based on previous versions of WavPack, the new version 4 format has been designed from the ground up to offer unparalleled performance and functionality.

    tags: audio-codec decoder encoder hybrid-codec lossless-compression
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Speex

  • Speex is a patent-free audio compression format designed for speech and also a free software speech codec that may be used on VoIP applications and podcasts.

    tags: audio-compression
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Nero AAC Codec

  • Nero AAC reference quality MPEG-4 and 3GPP audio codec

    tags: command-line-interface aac m4a audio-codec aacplus
    platform: Windows Linux
  • Apple Lossless

  • Apple Lossless (also known as ALAC) is an audio codec developed by Apple Inc. for lossless data compression of digital music.

    tags: audio-codec lossless-compression
    platform: Mac OS X Windows
  • TAK

  • »TAK – [T]om’s lossless [a]udio [k]ompressor / [T]oms verlustfreier [A]udio[k]ompressor – is, as the name already suggests, a lossless audio compressor, similar to FLAC, WavPack and Monkey’s Audio. On average, lossless compression reduces the file size to about 50 percent of the original size; however the compression can vary between approximately 30 and 70 percent, depending on the file. Decompression restores a bit identical copy of the original audio data (that's why we call it lossless). »

    tags: archival audio-codec decoder encoder lossless
    platform: Windows Winamp foobar2000