Tried to change all OGG to MP3 (CBR) and loading speed noticeably increased, I almost saw no differences between WAV and MP3 (MP3 was a little bit slower than WAV). Did you do any tests with mp3 vs ogg loading speed in GZdoom 3.0?Graf Zahl wrote: ↑Tue May 02, 2017 19:02It doesn't really matter. Ogg by itself isn't the actual problem, but you have to consider that an uncompressed Ogg sound is roughly 10x the size of the actual Ogg file and this just causes a much heavier load on the system even though the files are not really larger than Doom's original effects. What I'd recommend is adding the sounds to a precaching list in MAPINFO, then they'll get loaded on map start where it won't bog down performance. The individual load time for a single Ogg effect isn't that much, you could still load a few hundred of them at map start and it won't really be noticable with all the other stuff being loaded. It's just that loading a few effects live during gameplay can on occasion tale a bit longer than it is necessary to keep the game running smooothly.
So my opinion, that CBR MP3 is the best format for GZDoom 3.x if you consider "file size / loading speed" value