Originally Posted by AzO
You obviously don't rip mp3s very often and have very little experience of lossy encoding methods. The resulting file size of a VBR -V 0 vs Constant 320kbps from a 35MB WAV file is around 33%.
I can fit 33% more songs than you on my iPod while retaining the same level of quality of a 320kbps file. Care to show us how you got 5%?
You obviously like to assume things.
I have an 8 GB Sony Mp3 player, use 320kb, have something in the neigborhood of 550 songs on it and STILL have 2.6 GB left. 550 songs x 4min is something like 36 hrs of music. Anyone needing 33% more space is just a digital packrat. Simple as that. They are people who like throwing every single song from every single cd in the collection on their Mp3 player just to have it, in much the same way a hoarder saves a 6 month old rotted Ice cream container.
In 1998 I would have agreed with you. In 2011, I could care less. I have at least 10 games I haven't played in over a year, each taking up 2x the space I'd save by going VBR. Hell, the GAMESAVES from games like The Witcher were taking up almost as much as my whole mp3 collection.Edited by FuNkDrSpOt - 8/4/11 at 10:15pm