Discussion in 'Computing, Science, and Technology' started by intopuddles, May 24, 2008.
What quality do you prefer to have your digital music in?
i get all my music (either ripped from cds or downloaded) in .flac and then i use winamp to convert to .wav and then itunes to convert it to apple lossless (which apparently isn't lossless, owell) so it works on my ipod
so i end up with each song at like 35mb, but i only listen to 2-3 bands so it dun take up that much space
back like 3 weeks ago i really didn't care about sound quality 'cos i couldn't tell the difference, but then i spent $600 on some fancy speakers and headphones that put my other ones to shame, and now there's a rly obvious difference between lossless and 128kbps
edit: v i can't leave it in flac 'cos that doesn't work on ipods as of yet, and i'mma choose to ignore that v0 mp3 thing
I prefer FLAC over Apple Lossless. Either way though, you've already transcoded your audio by converting it to wav and then out again, making it essentially lossy. My suggestion would be either keep the flac, or convert to v0 mp3. You probably wont notice a difference anyway.
i can tell the difference MAJORLY at 128 kbps, so i like 192 kbps +......
although i do have some music at 128 kbps on my ipod, but thats only when i can't "acquire" it in better siound formats......
24/96 is yummy yummy...
but vbr0 will do just fine
also, flac->wav->alac isn't "essentially lossy"
^does that mean it's hellza lossy or still lossless o_o
either way i'm gonna get everything in flac again (not convert them back to flac.. re-dl them) 'cos vlc4iphone now plays flac
i keep it above 192 kbps if i can
VBR, as of last November I only deal with "grouprips" or EAC's. I only have a couple of albums that are 192kpbs on my iPod
with my headphones anything more than 128+ isnt noticeable at all
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