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the root directory of the sd card?
Good way to learn that this directory can have only a few hundred entries. I feel this is a good way to learn this lesson.
As to the others, the question has come up from time to time and the answer always seems to be to try one CD you like and know well and try it all 3 ways then pick the one you like.
What is the third way? wma,LAME mp3 and ?
One I use is called CDEX.
And what I never use is WMA, WMV, etc.
Wma might be more efficient, but you're going to run into problems for the rest of your life trying to play those files in other places. It's going to take a really long time to rip these, you. Ought as well do it in a format that you can play everywhere, mp3.
Mp3 192 or above
should sound fine, depending on how much room you have. Lame is good. If and when I need a mp3, I go with 320, but I also mainly use lossless flac, wv or ape.
HELP! Wma vs LAME mp3 via Exact Audio Copy
Looks like I will have to try different versions. Car jukebox only allows one version for each track so will try on sd card. Exact Audio Copy/LAME seems to max out at 192 for vbr and higher for cbr. Will 192 vbr suffice for mp3?
Can try 192 wma, 192 vbr mp3 and.......?
Oh, sorry for not going into
wma, but I don't use WMDRM. I still use WMP 9 when I have to.
Hydrogen Audio guide for EAC seems to be most current. It's in the links section at EAC. What's puzzling
is the following in the LAME section of H A: "The rule of thumb when considering encoding options: at a given bitrate, VBR is higher quality than ABR, which is higher quality than CBR (VBR > ABR > CBR in terms of quality). The exception to this is when you choose the highest possible CBR bitrate, which is 320 kbps (-b 320 = --alt-preset insane), but this produces the largest filesizes for doubtful audible benefit"
Doesn't seem logical if talking about quality.
If you need to watch file size, then vbr is what you want
for quality. I have not used mp3 in a long time, but the answer is vbr should give the best quality at a smaller file size, given your player doesn't have problems playing vbr.