Initial File Format

(João) #1

Hey guys,

I´ve been wondering if the file format of the sounds you import into FMOD Studio has any impact in the memory and space that it will ultimately use?

In the end I´m encoding everything to vorbis, so does it matter if I work with mp3 or wav files inside FMOD?


(Brett Paterson) #2

The source format will have no impact on the output file memory or performance, as you said, it ends up as vorbis.

What does matter though is if you use a lossy format like mp3 and have it reencoded to vorbis , that is a quality issue, it will come out sounding slightly worse than it could have if you just used the original wav.

(João) #3

OK, cool.

So it only affects sound quality and not memory used in-game. That´s what I wanted to know, thank you!