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Between Foobar and Winamp - Foobar is more powerful but I went to Winamp because Foobar is a pain in the ass to configure

Winamp has the best combo of most media players. I use WiFi sync to Winamp on my android phone, Remote play to stream from my server to my netbook, and works well with my HTPC, it replaced iTunes (cus iTunes is a POS) and WMP. Best IMO.

For FLac you need it to START as FLAC. Rip FLAC from CD or download it as flac
    
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So I just ran a B.o.B song in both FLAC and MP3 but I'm not sure if I hear a difference :/ It's too late to do a blind study with my brother (2:30am) to see if he thinks one sounds better then another. Do you guys think it could also be my hard ware?
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I use winamp it's real easy to use.
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So I just ran a B.o.B song in both FLAC and MP3 but I'm not sure if I hear a difference :/ It's too late to do a blind study with my brother (2:30am) to see if he thinks one sounds better then another. Do you guys think it could also be my hard ware?
If u are using high-bitrate mp3s then, a lot of times its hard to tell.
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If u are using high-bitrate mp3s then, a lot of times its hard to tell.
320 kbps?? Not sure if that's high or low or what you mean but that's what I got from the file info.
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320 kbps?? Not sure if that's high or low or what you mean but that's what I got from the file info.
yea that is pretty high - 99.9% of people wouldn't hear a difference unless you are using some serious audio equipment.
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I use J.River Media Jukebox to play

and Db Power amp Batch Ripper to RIP from CDs. That's where I get most of my FLAC, and some of my friends that I got into FLAC, we exchange files @ LANs (while we sleep lol)
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It's hard to hear a difference on cheap equipments. I'm not saying that's bad.
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320 kbps?? Not sure if that's high or low or what you mean but that's what I got from the file info.
That is a very high quality mp3. Ultimately though it depends on the source. If it was encoded poorly, no matter the bit rate, it will sound bad, but yeah generally 320 is very near CD quality.

I just installed a WMP FLAC codec and play FLAC's in WMP. Personally, I can't tell a difference unless the encoding is bad, or the source is bad, but most of my listening has other background noise anyway.
    
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Media Monkey is a better tool than Foobar2000 for managing a library of music IMO.
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