Do you guys find this type of stuff in FLAC files or only Mp3? I have A LOT of dubstep, but its all been downloaded (legally mind you) and its in Mp3 format. Is there a way to reformat them to something with better quality, or possible download free podcasts in FLAC rather than Mp3? Im just really trying to get the most out of the music I have.
I hunt for CDs and sometimes the best cuts are to be found on vinyl. Second hand record stores and fairs for the music collecters are a gold mine. Just make sure your budget does not stretch more than you want it to.
Most albums are available on CD, some releases from the smaller labels are only on vinyl or as a download, or sometimes as a vinyl that comes with a code for a download which is nice, ripping from vinyl is a PITA. And, no, you can't reformat them to a better quality file.
For individual tracks I use Trackitdown and Beatport mainly. They both have a wav option. I take it on beatport but not on trackitdown.
When downloading mixes I take whatever I can get. Im not usually too bothered unless there is bad clipping. Some dance music can actually sound better at a reduced rate because it gives the music a harder rougher sound. Works well with hardstyle.