Which lossy format do you use to rip your CDs?

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  1. utternutter

    utternutter New Member

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    AAC, MP3 128, 192, 256, 320 kbps?

    Which one do you use, mostly?

    I've got a ton of CDs to rip. Will be using iTunes. Don't have the best quality earphones or external speakers to justify using lossless formats so lossy will do. Not an audiophile but I would like my music to sound pretty decent.

    Is there a significant difference in the size of the files for the different bitrates?
  2. ryanlusk

    ryanlusk Banned

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    I just use 128.
    Saves space.

    And lets hope the chungster doesn't see this.
    It always turns into a very lengthy discussion about headphones and what not

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  3. utternutter

    utternutter New Member

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    AAC or MP3?

    I'm tempted to go with MP3 to avoid compatibility issues with other players.
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    None muhaha. I always rip CD's at lossless.

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    But when I am ripping at lossy, it would be 320kbps mp3. I rather use mp3 than AAC because I can use mp3 for other mp3 players in the future.
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    Yes, there is a major significance in terms of file size when ripping at different bit rates. Viva la Vida for me (lossless) is 22mb

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    Also, minimum I would rip would be 192kbps.
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    ryanlusk Banned

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    I use AAC , just because that what it auto-rips at.

    @chungster
    hahahahahaha
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    I really don't see why people have their quality so high (More than 128 kbps).
    128 (or even 96) is fine - Especially if you use the headphones that come with the player

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    Haven't we had a thread like this before? I think it was in the Music section of the off topic forum.
    I just stick with 128-192kbps
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Because not everyone uses the iBuds, and lots of people like good quality.
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    I Rip at 256kbps AAC. After hearing some iTunes + Songs, I thought it sounded pretty decent!
  9. utternutter

    utternutter New Member

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    No kidding? That's huge! Since we both have 16GB iPods, I'm guessing you don't carry your entire music collection in it.

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    Yes, 192kbps does sound pretty decent.
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    Did we? My apologies

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    All I came across were threads on AAC and lossless formats.
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    I have only 1.6GB of music

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    I'm picky in terms of songs and rarely buy albums.

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