Audio compression algorithms were created to enable audio to be saved more effectively. A compressor codec takes a original uncompressed audio track and reduces its size. Because of the smaller size, the speed requirements for the storage devices are greatly reduced. To play back the compressed audio data, a decompression algorithm is used to decompress the data so it can be heard.

Ogg Vorbis is a new audio compression format. It is roughly comparable to other formats used to store and play digital music, such as MP3, VQF, AAC, and other digital audio formats. It is different from these other formats because it is completely free, open, and unpatented.

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You will be taken to a page which will allow you to download and register the LEAD Vorbis Audio Codec at no charge. Use it and enjoy it. If you are also interested in compressing your video files, you can find excellent video compression codecs here.

Why Sould I want to use a Vorbis Audio Codec?

Vorbis files can compress to a smaller file size without losing sound quality. Vorbis' better compression will cut down on bandwidth costs for downloading and storage.

Unlike MP3, Vorbis is patent and license-free, so you will not have to pay anyone license fees in order to sell, give away, or stream your music.

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