Can people compare the different types of music and video compression
For instance, in music--there is MP3, WMA, and now I have read about one
called OGG. (I have never used that one before.)
If compatibility is a consideration, then the hands-on winner is Mp3, as it
is still far more in use by far more people, more supported by devices, etc.
(Although it's clear that Microsoft wants WMA/WMV to become the standard, it
certainly isn't at this point.)
But putting compatibility issues aside, can people compare the advantages
and disadvantages of these different formats?
For example, if one compressed a .wav file with mp3, .wma, and .ogg, and all
three resulted in the same file size, which one would have better sound?
Conversely, if all three were compressed to have very similar audio quality,
which would have a smaller file size?
Or--all very similar???
I would appreciate any input people can give regarding the advantages and
disadvantages of these different formats.
Same thing for compressed video formats--. MPEG, compressed .AVI, compressed
.MOV (QuickTime), .WMV, .ASF, DIVX, etc., etc.?
Any input would be appreciated. Thank you.