non-lossy codec means the coding thing having no compression lost, more here. I need such format to process the audio, without destroying the quality. Wikipedia mentions in the context of lossy compression:
Ogg Vorbis (noted for its lack of patent restrictions) Speex (noted for its lack of patent restrictions)
but the other wikipedia site for lossless things is open-ended, it mentions some patents and some expirations but not whether some codec has no patent-restrictions. Does there exist a lossless (non-lossy) codec without patent-restrictions or some sort of lists/matrix summing up the patent -things?
- Xiph.Org, the organization behind the multimedia formats and software tools here