format and bitrate on your portables
Jun 29, 2008 at 2:04 PM Post #17 of 37

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Good afternoon.

Quick question for someone. I am using the Apple Lossless format to rip cd's.
I have noticed that, on occassion, some of the songs will download at a bit rate well over 900kbps. Other than taking up A LOT of space, is their a significant difference from a much lower bit rate?

Thank you for any help.
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 2:32 PM Post #18 of 37

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Good afternoon.

Quick question for someone. I am using the Apple Lossless format to rip cd's.
I have noticed that, on occassion, some of the songs will download at a bit rate well over 900kbps. Other than taking up A LOT of space, is their a significant difference from a much lower bit rate?

Thank you for any help.



No! The bitrate are a reflection of the file size/playing time.
Its lossless no matter the bitrate it turns out to be.
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 4:35 PM Post #21 of 37

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128 kbps AAC on an 5.5G 80GB iPod. I've never been able to hear the difference between 128kbps and lossless doing ABX tests, so I have no reason to go with a higher bit rate. Plus, even at 128, I can only fit 60% of my library on my iPod.
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 4:47 PM Post #23 of 37

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really, really low bitrate atrac3 on my ancient MD player and use some really bad sony earphones to hide it, changing after 6-7 years will be upgrading to something better on both fronts
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 4:50 PM Post #24 of 37

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Wow, I guess I am in the minority, here - I use mainly OGG Vorbis q5 on my DAP's. My reasoning is that it has the same quality as 192 VBR MP3, but keeps the file sizes down. I also have a small amount of MP3 / WMA / AAC's for songs I purchased in those formats.

FLAC is used for CD backups, mainly. I hope to use FLAC as the standard on my DAP, when storage sizes / prices permit....
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 5:22 PM Post #25 of 37

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My sig says it all - Atrac3+/352 on all my Atrac devices (i do have a few HiSP discs). The A829 gets AAC/350VBR, and I'm pretty satisfied with the sound, but the capacity (16GB) could be more...
 
Jun 30, 2008 at 5:24 PM Post #26 of 37

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I like to keep everything in FLAC & converting to other lossless if needed. Lossless gives me a peace of mind
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, even if I could not always make out the difference.
 
Jun 30, 2008 at 6:57 PM Post #27 of 37

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128 kbps AAC on an 5.5G 80GB iPod. I've never been able to hear the difference between 128kbps and lossless doing ABX tests, so I have no reason to go with a higher bit rate. Plus, even at 128, I can only fit 60% of my library on my iPod.


X2 -- 128kbps for my lil 4gb iAudio U3 = ~1,000 songs. Higher kbps is wasted space for me.
 
Jun 30, 2008 at 8:37 PM Post #28 of 37

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iTunes AAC 256 VBR
 
Jul 1, 2008 at 1:07 AM Post #30 of 37

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Apple Lossless. I don't have to do anything. Just insert CD and *poof*. Very convenient.
 

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