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Audio file size?

by Nephelum / May 6, 2004 9:15 PM PDT

Hi everybody. I have MusicMatch on my very old PC and it runs fine. What I would like to know is, is which CD ripper is better and which will create files that are smaller that MP3.

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Re:Audio file size?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2004 12:32 AM PDT
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You can test all the alternatives and decide for yourself. Your answers are some 2!N in quantity so there is no true single answer since even in MP3, you could drop the bitrate and the filesize will drop.

But that may not be the measure of your success.

Bob

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Re:Audio file size?
by pascalsimons / May 7, 2004 2:38 AM PDT
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The best cd ripper I know of, is winamp 5.03
The latest version of winamp Happy with a registered version you can rip cds without any problems (or errors), at full speed. the unregistered version just gives you 4x or so.

its also one of the most stable mp3 players i know of (especially when run in the classic skin mode).

the smallest filetypes are wma and really crappy sounding mp3s @56kb/s Happy

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Re:Audio file size?
by Art / May 7, 2004 2:45 AM PDT
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wma is not my thing but from what I read the best sounding at the lowest bitrate encoding is wma. I believe that's at about 54k.

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Re:Re:Audio file size?
by Brigs / May 10, 2004 2:22 PM PDT
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For CD burning nero is nice. To lower mp3 file size you can lower the bit rate. The lower the bit rate, the lower the sound quality, but if you don't but the trade off, that'll work.

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