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Why doesn't Wwise support Vorbis files made in a separate software?

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Question asked by Nihil Quest on Youtube:

I don't get why WWise doesn't support vorbis files made in a separate software. It's faster to export ogg from DAW than to convert them in WWise.


asked Jan 27, 2023 in General Discussion by Mads Maretty S. (Audiokinetic) (38,720 points)

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Hi Nihil.

One argument would be that Wwise converts the files into a Vorbis format optimised for runtime performance.
Take a look at this:

That said, by only using uncompressed audio files (PCM), you can easily re-convert into a different format should you choose to do so later in production. For instance, you may realise your soundscape is using too much CPU or battery life on mobile, and so you change some sounds into PCM to reduce CPU used on uncompressing the formats in runtime, which is needed for the sound to play. 

answered Jan 27, 2023 by Mads Maretty S. (Audiokinetic) (38,720 points)