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Yea other programs can do it for sure i just find Foobar pretty dam easy to use.
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Found Duckdude's guide. It was a major help.

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...-audio-cd.html
    
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Only reason I haven't gone to flac is the lack of mp3 player support and the fact that all my music has been ripped or downloaded as mp3's the past 6+ years.
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http://www.bit-tech.net/bits/2007/09/12/pc_audio_101/1
This article was what turned me over to the darkside

The new NIN album was released online FOR FREE! with a 24/96 version available, they released about 5 different versions of the album all in different encodings and compressions, MP3, WAV, Flac, Flac 24/96, pretty neat idea, now if only iTunes and other online stores would sell that.
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then i wouldent be able to fit my music on my mp3 players
    
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Only reason I haven't gone to flac is the lack of mp3 player support and the fact that all my music has been ripped or downloaded as mp3's the past 6+ years.
The Ipod supports its own Loseless Codec. (ALAC)

So u can rip CDs into that codec and use on ure ipod
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Or, use Exact Audio Copy (EAC) and follow Duckydude's guide to ripping them. Trust me, it's worth the extra effort.

WMP rips to WAV files, I believe, which are quite larger, since there's almost no compression. FLAC is just lossless comrpession.
WMP rips to WMA lossless, which has about the same file sizes as FLAC.

The main reason for using FLAC is that it's completely open source.
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WMP rips to WMA lossless, which has about the same file sizes as FLAC.

The main reason for using FLAC is that it's completely open source.
EDIT lol i misread WMA to WAV LAWL!
post #19 of 72
Or if you have a Rockbox compatible player, you can install the Rockbox Firmware, which can use FLAC files. And if you get a decent sized MP3 player, then size won't matter. I have 24 GBs of Music right now, and that's a vast majority of the music I own up to this point. If you have an 80 GB MP3 player, then there's no need to worry. Even a 30 GB could fit just over 1,000 songs.
    
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uh no ?

WAV is about twice as big as a FLAC file mate.

FLAC is loseless COMPRESSION so it compress it without losing quality.
I was correcting him, WMA lossless is completely different then WAV. I know WAV files are huge .

WMP probably does do WAV too, but it's normal lossless format would be WMA lossless.
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