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Hi I'm wondering if the mp3's on Amazon are lossless or not and why don't they have any options for .ogg?


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Hi SuperSapien, 

 

Unfortunately Amazon does not offer an option to got lossless audio files from them (MP3 is a lossy format, so it's ironic to say lossless MP3... Lossless formats are FLAC and WAV. But I got what you meant.), and you're not the first that wants to see this from them... (See here and here).

 

I Doubt it'll happen anytime soon. First of all I think they would need to renegotiate all the contracts with the music labels to include hi-res audio (That's if we'll say that the labels will agree to this). And then it is a big deal to receive all tracks again in hi-res.

 

Why do you prefer .OGG rather than MP3?


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Hi SuperSapien, 

 

Unfortunately Amazon does not offer an option to got lossless audio files from them (MP3 is a lossy format, so it's ironic to say lossless MP3... Lossless formats are FLAC and WAV. But I got what you meant.), and you're not the first that wants to see this from them... (See here and here).

 

I Doubt it'll happen anytime soon. First of all I think they would need to renegotiate all the contracts with the music labels to include hi-res audio (That's if we'll say that the labels will agree to this). And then it is a big deal to receive all tracks again in hi-res.

 

Why do you prefer .OGG rather than MP3?

Thanks I'm still learning this about stuff but yeah FLAC is superior to MP3 but its so large that's why I like OGG its a slightly higher quality format than MP3 but not as large as FLAC. Also how do I know if my OGG files where encoded with FLAC as mentioned here: https://xiph.org/fla...__native_vs_ogg


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Thanks I'm still learning this about stuff but yeah FLAC is superior to MP3 but its so large that's why I like OGG it's a slightly higher quality format than MP3 but not as large as FLAC. Also how do I know if my OGG files where encoded with FLAC as mentioned here: https://xiph.org/fla...__native_vs_ogg

Oh, so you meant FLAC in an OGG container (because the normal OGG is a lossy format not really better than MP3.) So your two questions are really one, "Why doesn't Amazon offer lossless audio.  And unfortunately there is no better answer than what I answered...

 

On how to see on a file what OGG it is, I'm not sure but you should see it in the file properties exactly which OGG it is. If lossy OGG-vorbis or the hi-res loseless OGG-FLAC.


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Thanks I'm still learning this about stuff but yeah FLAC is superior to MP3 but its so large that's why I like OGG it's a slightly higher quality format than MP3 but not as large as FLAC. Also how do I know if my OGG files where encoded with FLAC as mentioned here: https://xiph.org/fla...__native_vs_ogg

Oh, so you meant FLAC in an OGG container (because the normal OGG is a lossy format not really better than MP3.) So your two questions are really one, "Why doesn't Amazon offer lossless audio.  And unfortunately there is no better answer than what I answered...

 

On how to see on a file what OGG it is, I'm not sure but you should see it in the file properties exactly which OGG it is. If lossy OGG-vorbis or the hi-res loseless OGG-FLAC.

 

The reason I ask is because I'm using Audex a KDE application to copy my CDs and under settings I see the FLAC encoder but I also I see suffix and it says flac, so if I change the suffix to ogg would that make it OGG-FLAC?


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The reason I ask is because I'm using Audex a KDE application to copy my CDs and under settings I see the FLAC encoder but I also I see suffix and it says flac, so if I change the suffix to ogg would that make it OGG-FLAC?

I'm not really familiar with that piece of of software, but from a quick search I see that the OGG is 'OGG Vorbis', so it have FLAC and separately OGG.


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