I am trying to rip my cd's and am using sound juicer. I decided to go with all ogg files ( I am slowly going to convert all my mp3's over to the ogg format, ugg, not looking forward to that), sounds better, smaller, and free, sounds like a win win win situation to me. I also plan on never going back to paid for O/S, so why not really dig in, right?
The "problem" is, when I rip the cd with sound juicer, the end result is quite big, for instance, 79megs for a cd in ogg, vs. 54 megs for that same cd in mp3 format. I thought ogg was supposed to be smaller than the mp3 format? That's about 46% bigger, If that pattern continues, my music collection will turn from 30gigs to 43gigs. That just doesn't seem right to me..
The default I am using is CD Quality, Lossy (Ogg multimedia).
Also, I read something about vorbis. That's just the way it's encoded, correct? Then I also read that flac can encode ogg as well, how do I know which encoder I am using, flac or vorbis?
All this is super confusing, if someone can shed some light, I would GREATLY apprecicate it.