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What's the best place to download lossless music from?
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What's the best place to download lossless music from?
Straight from CD is easiest.
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Straight from CD is easiest.
QFT. Rip your own with Exact Audio Copy, and support your favorite artists at the same time. Not to mention that years down the road you'll enjoy having a physical copy of your favorite music.
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Not many places will allow downloads of lossless music. As stated from before, ripping from CD is the best and easiest way to achieve lossless music.
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If you do want to download lossless music, you need to be prepared to maintaining a good ratio, unless you have a uber fast upload connection you'll need to upload your own stuff anyway.
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I've been ripping my CD's now for about an hour with EAC. Should the rate be 44100 or 48000Hz? I though it was going to be 48kHz, but its in 44.1...
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I've been ripping my CD's now for about an hour with EAC. Should the rate be 44100 or 48000Hz? I though it was going to be 48kHz, but its in 44.1...
44.1 is what most production CD's are mastered in. You probably won't be able to tell with your equipment with anything higher.
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I've been ripping my CD's now for about an hour with EAC. Should the rate be 44100 or 48000Hz? I though it was going to be 48kHz, but its in 44.1...
99% of a CDs are in 44.1 because 99% of people cannot tell the difference of anything higher. You need some really high end equipment and some good ears to tell the difference. I can tell the difference between 44.1khz and 96khz but not 44khz and 48khz. However the 96Khz stuff i've sampled was also in 24bit, so it might of just been the fact that it was 24bit.

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What's the best place to download lossless music from?
I'm going to assume you mean legally downloading, and I have not came across a site that allows you to legally download lossless music. You will need to buy the physical CDs and rip. Any other methods I can't talk about here.

Amazon Merchant sells most used CDs for $3-$5 a piece, which isn't bad at all considering a game is $60.
Edited by Murlocke - 5/17/08 at 5:55am
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99% of a CDs are in 44.1 because 99% of people cannot tell the difference of anything higher. You need some really high end equipment and some good ears to tell the difference. I can tell the difference between 44.1khz and 96khz but not 44khz and 48khz. However the 96Khz stuff i've sampled was also in 24bit, so it might of just been the fact that it was 24bit.
I think it's the 24 bit that makes the difference. At least I can't tell the difference with rock in SACD compared to a regular CD, but classical is much easier to notice the difference between 24/96 and 16/44.1. I've read in a number of places that 44.1khz is more than enough for all intensive purposes.
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The best programs would be:
Exact Audo Copy (EAC - Free, and a very confusing application to learn)
Confusing? Not too much.

http://xs.vc/eac/

There is a guide that will lead you through every step in the process of setting up a "Proper" rip using EAC. It'll also show you how to output a .log and a .cue file so you can make a copy of the CD identically to the original.

Also V0 and 320 KB/s have nearly the same quality. If I recall correctly, V0 retains 92% of the original quality, while 320 retains about 94% of the original quality. The main difference is the size of the file, V0 files are about 25-30% smaller. V0 is a much better encoder setting than 320.

FYI: V0 = LAME encoder "Extreme Setting"
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