[Matroska-general] Where do we go from here ?
steve.lhomme at free.fr
Wed May 5 17:50:13 CEST 2004
>>>Well, unlike FLAC, APE is not always backward compatible,
>>>so it is true that FLAC is "safer"
>>>But APE is generally smaller (i.e. higher compress ratio) than
>>>FLAC, and because of that reason, APE is used more than FLAC is.
From this page, it seems APE is equivalent to WavPack (unless you use
the extra high option). But Dave Bryant made Wavpack 4.0 more container
compliant (clean framing). It's still beta, but will be added to
From this one it seems that APE is doing better for the
compression/speed ratio than WavPack. It should be interresting to know
about WavPack 4.0.
So maybe it's the best alternative to FLAC ? We should contact the
people behind APE to know if it's frame-friendly...
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