Alternatives to Vorbis for all platforms with any license

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  • FLAC icon

    FLAC

    FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

  • LAME icon

    LAME

    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 bitrates and at VBR. Both quality and speed improvements are still happening, probably making LAME...

    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 over the Internet, but also intended for storage and streaming applications. It is standardized by the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Matroska

    The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • 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 Lossless data is stored within an MP4 container with the filename extension .m4a – this extension...

    Open Source Mac Windows

  • WavPack icon

    WavPack

    WavPack is a completely open audio compression format providing lossless, high-quality lossy, and a unique hybrid compression mode. Although the technology is loosely based on previous versions of WavPack, the new version 4 format has...

    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 High-End Audio (2.5:1), for absolutely perfect audiophile encodings - Crystal-clear, award-winning...

    Free Personal Windows Linux

  • Speex icon

    Speex

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • TAK icon

    TAK

    »TAK – [T]om’s lossless [a]udio [k]ompressor / [T]oms verlustfreier [A]udio[k]ompressor – is, as the name already suggests, a lossless audio compressor, similar to FLAC, WavPack and Monkey’s Audio. On average, lossless...

    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.

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