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WAV Encoding or MP3 encoding?

by daveprice / December 14, 2004 12:35 AM PST

I'm looking at 2 very different players - Archos Gmini 400 and JetAudio M3L

Gmini encodes or records from audio sources using WAV and the JetAudio encodes using MP3 up to 320 kbps. Does anyone know the differences in these? I want to record and then burn to a CD. I need it fairly good quality - 192 kbps at least ... is WAV comparable with this?? Thanks in advance


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re: WAV Encoding or MP3 encoding?
by dbertsch / December 23, 2004 12:31 AM PST

do you mean wma instead of wav? wav is the type of file that commercial audio cds use. these are not compressed files and are not useful because of their size in mp3 players. both players support mp3 and wma so this should not be a factor in your decision.

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WAV Encoding or MP3 encoding?
by mydarkesthour / December 25, 2004 8:28 AM PST

WAV is rated at 1411bkps if i remember correctly. so mp3 at 320bkps isnt even close to this quality. if you want quality but dont want to use up space, invest in a .APE converter(monkey files), its just as good as WAV or CD quality but is 40% of the size.

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