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post #76 of 87

You just get a big file which sounds the same

 

 

37.2 MB (39,021,032 bytes)   FLAC Normalized
9.38 MB (9,838,222 bytes)     Mp3 before a FLAC was made

post #77 of 87
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How do I encode mp3 to flac?



If you're smart, you don't.L3000.gif

post #78 of 87
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If you're smart, you don't.L3000.gif


it should be encoding flac to mp3 wink_face.gif

 

post #79 of 87

.WAV ??

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.WAV ??



.WAV sucks. :P  The cases in which an uncompressed file is needed for storage are almost negligible.  Though most conversion programs seem to convert compressed files to WAV before converting to another format, at least the ones I use do.

post #81 of 87

Flac sounds same as Wave and will be 50% to 80% size.

 

post #82 of 87
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.WAV sucks. :P  The cases in which an uncompressed file is needed for storage are almost negligible.  Though most conversion programs seem to convert compressed files to WAV before converting to another format, at least the ones I use do.

 

IME WAV sounds every bit as good as FLAC and AIFF, and a bit better then ALAC at times (but I think that had more to do with the ripping software than the format).  But I'd agree with the general disregard for that format, not because of SQ, but because it does not support metadata, and becomes a royal PITA to move around files or restore from backup, etc.  I would definitely stay away from WAV for that reason alone.  It also takes up a whole lot more space than other lossless options.  Though storage is certainly cheap, I'm pushing 1.5tb currently (mix of FLAC, AIFF and ALAC) and that is growing, since I put more priority on music than on gear.  If my stuff were in WAV I'd be pushing 3tb and probably be using multiple drives.  As it stands I can get by with a 2TB RAID, but wonder how long that will last. 
 

 

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The bigger the better, right? tongue.gif




So by that logic, is a Laserdisc better than a BluRay? Wouldn't that have sucked if that format took off? LP sized digital discs everywhere.


And I have 60+ in my closet that are deteriorating as we speak.confused_face.gif

 

post #84 of 87
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The bigger the better, right? tongue.gif


So by that logic, is a Laserdisc better than a BluRay? Wouldn't that have sucked if that format took off? LP sized digital discs everywhere.

 


Imagine what a Redbox machine would look like.  rolleyes.gif

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I've heard a lot of 320kbps mp3 files that sounded horrible, they must have been radio rips or something, I don't even know.

 

 

I've found that mp3 files from albums recorded before 1990 are sometimes recorded from cassette tapes (particularly demo tapes, although that's pretty self explanatory). Buying CD's really is the best (and legal) way to go etysmile.gif
 

 

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And I have 60+ in my closet that are deteriorating as we speak.confused_face.gif

 

 

Ah, gotta love good old laser rot evil_smiley.gif The only Laserdiscs I've actually seen in person are in my high school physics classroom, and they look like they were probably made in the 1970s

 

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Imagine what a Redbox machine would look like.  rolleyes.gif


It would probably be the size of Wal-Mart biggrin.gif

 

post #87 of 87

Hi all,

 

Read this article, please;

 

http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

 

King Regards

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