Originally Posted by Benpi
Yes. So are AACs, WMAs ATRACs, WAVs etc.etc.etc. 192kb/s MP3s sound great. A 192kb/s MP3 is worth more than a 128kb/s DRMd AAC or AAC with your name imprinted on it.
These (sort of) DRM-Less AAC files are 256kbps.
AAC and WMA are far superior codecs to MP3, which has long outlived its time.
The industry just needs to get together on a modern, standardized, and open codec. AAC is a good start, the Zune and 360 play it along with iPod hardware. But it still has licensing fees...
OGG is alright. I havent used it much, but it isn't going to be adopted by any major music store because of its open source nature; hectic and always changing.
Personally, I rip cd's to FLAC and then transcode that to 128kbps AAC for my ipod.