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Ripping to wav software

by DADSGETNDOWN / April 12, 2008 7:55 PM PDT

I am wondering, no matter what software including or method you
use to rip tracks from a cd into a .wav file, the quality will always be the same ? 1411 bitrate I think it is and all that ?.
After that I pan to rip using Audacity to mp3, what is a close to
Cd quality bit rate? or good to use for portable mp3/Ipods ?
I normally use 128.

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Let your ears be the judge.
by ahtoi / April 13, 2008 2:45 PM PDT

If it sounds good to you then that's the bitrate you should use. Good luck.

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Not a good reply
by DADSGETNDOWN / April 13, 2008 5:06 PM PDT

Hi there, nice try but didn't address the question.
And if I use that statement, you left out alot of variables.
It may not sound good on a certain player, sound card,
home systems or headsets for example.

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I don't think I can address the question exactly,
by ahtoi / April 14, 2008 2:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Not a good reply

but maybe I can talk in general. Ripping cd to wave softwares are pretty much the same. However, there are couple variable you can set though; one is the frequency (normal-44000) and the other DAC (normal-16bits, 24 and 32). Suppose to be the higher the number, the better. But can you tell the difference with what equipments you have? I wouldn't know.

As for compressed music files, if storage is no problem, then go with the highest bitrate (I think about 320 constant). Just my thought on this.

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