TTA Lossless Audio Codec - Codec Comparisons


Comparing the TTA codec with three popular lossless audio compressors

This section compares TTA with other free open-source lossless audio compressors. All music files were WAV format files which were extracted from original audio CDs. No pre-processing was performed.

For testing we use Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3240, 3.4GHz, with 4GB RAM, operating under Windows 7 Professional. All tests were run on RAM-disk with capacity of 1GB.

Using 6 albums of various styles:

1. David Benoit — Full Circle4. Erick Friedman — Violin Showpieces
2. Sally Shapiro — Somewhere Else5. Jennifer Warnes — Famous Blue Raincoat
3. Wilko Johnson — Going Back Home6. Joel Grare — Paris-Istanbul-Shangai

Comparison average result of all albums

Additional TTA comparisons online

David Benoit — Full Circle

optionsfile size (MB)% of orig. fileencode time (s)
WAV file 439,60 100,0 *2613
TTA 285,18 64,87 8,61
Monkey’s Audio fast 285,55 64,96 12,29
Wavpack fast 293,73 66,82 8,33
Flac fast (1) 303,87 69,13 5,38
Monkey’s Audio normal 280,43 63,79 17,75
Wavpack normal 286,83 65,25 9,86
Flac normal (5) 288,34 65,59 6,75
Monkey’s Audio high 278,46 63,35 19,67
Wavpack high 284,52 64,72 12,56
Flac high (8) 286,30 65,13 14,84

Sally Shapiro — Somewhere Else

optionsfile size (MB)% of orig. fileencode time (s)
WAV file 454,98 100,0 *2704
TTA 315,00 69,23 9,03
Monkey’s Audio fast 314,95 69,22 12,79
Wavpack fast 323,76 71,16 8,64
Flac fast (1) 338,00 74,29 6,05
Monkey’s Audio normal 309,40 68,00 18,49
Wavpack normal 317,97 69,89 10,19
Flac normal (5) 317,25 69,73 7,04
Monkey’s Audio high 308,05 67,71 20,44
Wavpack high 314,71 69,17 12,99
Flac high (8) 315,40 69,32 15,66

Wilko Johnson — Going Back Home

optionsfile size (MB)% of orig. fileencode time (s)
WAV file 349,62 100,0 *2078
TTA 241,05 68,95 6,94
Monkey’s Audio fast 240,49 68,79 9,84
Wavpack fast 246,67 70,55 6,68
Flac fast (1) 263,88 75,47 4,73
Monkey’s Audio normal 235,84 67,46 14,26
Wavpack normal 242,05 69,23 7,85
Flac normal (5) 243,85 69,75 5,46
Monkey’s Audio high 235,18 67,27 15,71
Wavpack high 239,08 68,38 10,02
Flac high (8) 242,06 69,23 12,25

Erick Friedman — Violin Showpieces

optionsfile size (MB)% of orig. fileencode time (s)
WAV file 669,21 100,0 *3977
TTA 371,73 55,55 12,48
Monkey’s Audio fast 365,28 54,58 18,17
Wavpack fast 379,29 56,68 12,37
Flac fast (1) 391,17 58,45 8,41
Monkey’s Audio normal 358,56 53,58 26,15
Wavpack normal 372,91 55,72 14,65
Flac normal (5) 372,79 55,71 9,91
Monkey’s Audio high 351,10 52,47 29,36
Wavpack high 367,57 54,93 18,75
Flac high (8) 371,19 55,47 23,37

Jennifer Warnes — Famous Blue Raincoat

optionsfile size (MB)% of orig. fileencode time (s)
WAV file 664,94 100,0 *3952
TTA 361,28 54,33 12,54
Monkey’s Audio fast 359,53 54,07 18,11
Wavpack fast 373,59 56,18 12,34
Flac fast (1) 400,07 60,17 8,36
Monkey’s Audio normal 351,24 52,82 26,11
Wavpack normal 364,48 54,81 14,63
Flac normal (5) 363,64 54,69 9,83
Monkey’s Audio high 348,19 52,36 29,23
Wavpack high 359,17 54,01 18,72
Flac high (8) 361,25 54,33 22,59

Joel Grare — Paris-Istanbul-Shangai

optionsfile size (MB)% of orig. fileencode time (s)
WAV file 684,67 100,0 *4069
TTA 319,02 46,60 12,85
Monkey’s Audio fast 315,12 46,02 18,5
Wavpack fast 336,67 49,17 12,64
Flac fast (1) 349,28 51,01 7,83
Monkey’s Audio normal 308,83 45,11 26,61
Wavpack normal 322,51 47,10 14,96
Flac normal (5) 321,07 46,89 9,67
Monkey’s Audio high 304,65 44,50 29,84
Wavpack high 317,69 46,40 19,17
Flac high (8) 318,22 46,48 21,82