MP3 128 Kbps
MP3 192 Kbps
MP3 256 Kbps
MP3 320 Kbps
WMA 64 Kbps
WMA 96 Kbps
WMA 128 Kbps
WMA 160 Kbps
WMA 192 Kbps
Others, Please State
mp3 format is still the favorite.
Mp3, @ vbr 192.
So which format is the best in terms of audible purity... i.e. as close as actual cd that you can hear. And which ripping software is the best?
I am planning to re-rip all of my cds!
Currently, I am using Apple itunes to rip cds.
I've tried Apple lossless and compared to 320 bitrate mp3... they do sound a little different but only very slightly and the file size is a world of difference... I am put off by the file size. I have 30 Gb iPod and 100+ cds of music so I don't think the large lossless format is the way to go. I'm using Shure SE210 earphones.
Just trying to figure out how to get the best out of the cds when getting it into the player, while not dealing with humongus file sizes and increased battery drain.
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What is FLAC?
FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3,
but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in
quality. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much
better compression because it is designed specifically for audio, and you can
play back compressed FLAC files in your favorite player (or your car or home
stereo, see supported devices) just like you would an MP3 file.
FLAC stands out as the fastest and most widely supported lossless audio
codec, and the only one that at once is non-proprietary, is unencumbered
by patents, has an open-source reference implementation, has a well
documented format and API, and has several other independent
Link to FLAC