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Hexzenn’s annoyance

Hexzenn: “MP3 is a terribly outdated format […] If you’re not a brainless twit, you’re encoding with either OGG Vorbis or AAC. I prefer Vorbis because it’s unencumbered by inane patents and slightly edges out AAC in listening tests, but all you gullible consumers that bought crap like iPods are stuck with either MP3 or AAC […] I find most stuff to sound transparent to the original source at -q3 (112kbps), so I encode at -q4 (128kbps) to give myself a quality margin.”

Reasons this is stupid and wrong: