Media > Sound & Music

audacity vs audition for mp3 -> ogg conversion

(1/2) > >>

muruba:
I am converting mp3 to ogg and the size of the final file:

Original MP3: 900 kb

Adobe Audition OGG - 2.5 MB
Audacity OGG - 1.1 MB

By using default settings

I would expect commercial product Audition would give me better results than free Audacity and I was wrong!

Cheers

Steve Elliott:
Audacity rocks.

RonTek:
Yes, Audacity can do the same and might be better.

col:

--- Quote ---I would expect commercial product Audition would give me better results than free Audacity and I was wrong!
--- End quote ---
It probably does give a better result... a better audio quality result.
Smaller files will always have a lower quality output, it just depends of whether the quality difference is noticeable/acceptable or not compared to a bigger file.

Compression is a highly scientific area ( well... comparing the compressed result to an uncompressed original is highly scientific ) and a compressed result depends on the codec and its settings as opposed to the application that's using the codec.

My point being is that Audacity may use different 'defaults' compared to Adobe Audition. It would be very interesting to know if they are the same  8)

Also compressing an already compressed file will only make things worse in terms of quality. You should really only compress the original uncompressed file, but like I say... it's all subjective to as whether the result is acceptable or not compared with the original.

TomToad:
Ultimately, the size is determined by the bit rate used.  When using a fixed bit rate, size will be exactly the same with the same bit rate regardless of compressor used.  If you are using a variable bit rate, the size could end up different depending on how and where the compressor triggers rate changes.  More than likely, Adobe has those settings set to favor quality over size, and Audacity puts less emphasis on quality to favor a smaller size.

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

Go to full version