I begun extracting all my CDs onto my hard drive, except I'm running out of space...
I save all the songs as wav files (extracted by EAC), and my small 40 gig RAID is quickly filling up. MP3 compression is not really an option because it just sounds so poor. So, I am looking for suggestions on lossless compression algorithms.
Which program produces the smallest files (but still retains 100% of the original data)? If it's reallydemanding on the CPU, is there any other algorithm that produces files that are larger, but not as processor intensive?
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Jun 30, 2001
I use and like monkey's audio. It is quick to encode, not very hard on the CPU, and lossless (allthough I haven't checked that). I have 19cds on my HD and it takes up about 6GB, for a total of around 315MB/cd. So about 50% compression over wav.
Mp3 can sound pretty good with the right alt preset in LAME. You might want to chack out ogg vorbis (lossy) for excellent quality. If you absolutely must have lossless, then go for flac or ape. MPC is very high quality as well, though it is a lossy format