Alternatives to Vorbis for all platforms with any license




Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • FLAC icon


    FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • LAME icon


    LAME is a high quality MPEG Audio Layer III (MP3) encoder licensed under the LGPL. It is considered the best MP3 encoder at mid-high...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Opus Interactive Audio Codec icon

    Opus Interactive Audio Codec

    Opus is a totally open, royalty-free, highly versatile audio codec. Opus is unmatched for interactive speech and music transmission...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Matroska icon


    The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • WavPack icon


    WavPack is a completely open audio compression format providing lossless, high-quality lossy, and a unique hybrid compression mode....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Nero AAC Codec icon

    Nero AAC Codec

    Nero AAC reference quality MPEG-4 and 3GPP audio codec - Compression ratios ranging from Ultra High (58 CDs fit on one!) to...

    Free Personal Windows Linux

  • Apple Lossless icon

    Apple Lossless

    Apple Lossless (also known as ALAC) is an audio codec developed by Apple Inc. for lossless data compression of digital music. Apple...

    Open Source Mac Windows

  • Speex icon


    Speex is a patent-free audio compression format designed for speech and also a free software speech codec that may be used on VoIP...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • TAK icon


    »TAK – [T]om’s lossless [a]udio [k]ompressor / [T]oms verlustfreier [A]udio[k]ompressor – is, as the name already suggests, a...

    Free Windows Winamp foobar2000

Vorbis Comments

When it comes to the proportions of the size and quality...

Positive Comment by Azazel
about Vorbis and LAME Nov 2011

When it comes to the proportions of the size and quality, Vorbis undoubtedly beat all the sh*t out of any mp3.
The process of encoding is slower than Lame's, but it's definitely worth it.