Do audio formats still matter for Ren'Py? [Solved]

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Do audio formats still matter for Ren'Py? [Solved]

#1 Post by XenoStaR » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:33 pm

Hey all,

So before ogg was always best to use for Ren'Py and to use any other audio format was not recommended, is this still the case? If so then could someone give an explanation as to why this is the case and the negatives of using other formats such as wav or mp3, if it is not the case then are formats such as mp3 or wav entirely fine now?

I have looked at the documentation which says mp3 and wav are supported, yet I have seen many times over the years that you should only use ogg which puzzled me.

Obviously I am not a music composer of any kind and the last post I could find that actually explained why only ogg could be used was 8 years ago so I was hesitant to rely on the information.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thenks!
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#2 Post by Imperf3kt » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:03 pm

The short explanation is that MP3 used to require a license and the file size of LPCM wav is too large to make sense.
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Re: Do audio formats still matter for Ren'Py?

#3 Post by PyTom » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:39 pm

I'd recommend opus for new audio, if you can support it. Otherwise, ogg vorbis and mp3 are both good choices.
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Re: Do audio formats still matter for Ren'Py?

#4 Post by XenoStaR » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:32 am

Thanks for the clarification! :)

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