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Which is better??
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FLAC is larger, but better sound quality.

V0 is smaller, but worse sound quality.


So... it's up to you.
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Two completley different formats you're comparing here, each with it's strengths. FLAC is a lossless codec, meaning it will produce a signal electrically identical to whatever the source is. A LAME V0 MP3 is a lossy codec, though an awfully good one. It can still sound very good (sometimes indistinguishable to us from the source medium) but if analyzed is not electronically identical. Lossy codecs save space by removing pieces of data.
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Is FLAC considered to be alot better than V0??
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Is FLAC considered to be alot better than V0??
Depends on your ears. You may not notice a difference.
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Well I can tell the difference between Apple Lossless and MP3 @ 320Kbps
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Well I can tell the difference between Apple Lossless and MP3 @ 320Kbps
That's a similar comparison. How much better do you think Apple Lossless is over 320kbps mp3s would probably give you your answer of how much better is FLAC than V0
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So is V0 comparable to 320kbps?
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320CBR is actually better than V0 in terms of quality
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If you can honestly tell the difference between ALAC and 320 then I would say that you would hear an even bigger difference between FLAC and V0 as V0 has a target of 245 Kbit/s being that it is VBR (variable bitrate).

V0 can go on for example an iPod while FLAC cannot. V0 is a smaller file size but has lower quality than FLAC. Most audiophiles agree that V0 is the perfect balance between file size, quality, and compatibility, therefore making it a very popular format.

Many consider 320 to be a waste as its quality to size ratio is worse than V0.

I'll try and dig up some charts with comparison between the formats.

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Edited by cuy50 - 6/1/08 at 4:45pm
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