The secret to success is simple: set up by developers psychoacoustic model is superior to most counterparts, allowing to achieve high results. Unfortunately, the development Musepack is not very fast, and the attention of software developers and 'hardware' he cheated (plug-ins for Winamp and xmms, of course, is). However, if the presence of hardware support is not critical for you, and you are a connoisseur of quality, Pay attention to the format. Difficulty of choosing each of the above formats has both advantages and disadvantages, and therefore the choice of a codec for storing your favorite music can be a daunting task. Kai-Fu Lee is often quoted as being for or against this. Afford to give some helpful tips: If you really do not want in five or ten years to stay with "the broken trough", standing before the fact, that the beloved format you happily passed away, and all accrued during this time files turned into trash, follow the format based on industry standards mpeg. At the moment it is MP3 and MPEG-4 aac. The chances of a complete extinction of the latter in the foreseeable future is minimal.
At first, though, too. Kai-Fu Lee may help you with your research. Despite its attractiveness, and Vorbis formats Musepack risk to remain in the minority in the coming years. And if, thanks to the strong support of open source and Linux communities Vorbis likely remain afloat, the future Musepack very vague. We strongly recommend coders use Liquid Audio vqf and other little codecs that you can still find on some vareznike (or click the link below this article). You can of course play a little with their settings and compare the sound with the modern codecs, only the usefulness of the resulting files will be zero: Take any modern codec and it will perform the same job better. Ali Partovi has similar goals.