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i wonder if it will make a difference going to 320kbps alot of my music is under 320kbps, is there anyway I can make them all 320kbps?
post #12 of 21
Not unless you re-rip them from a lossless source. You can upconvert to 320kbps but quality is still the same as the lower bitrate you started with.
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Not unless you re-rip them from a lossless source. You can upconvert to 320kbps but quality is still the same as the lower bitrate you started with.
I seem really pedantic because I'm correcting people in this thread, I'm just trying to help

going from lossy -> lossy will be worse than going from lossless -> lossy.
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post #14 of 21
Quick analogy.

Record any gameplay using Fraps (or whatever you have) lossless video and then convert it to 16-24mbps H264, mpeg 2 or w/e. Then compare the video quality to the original lossless video. The difference in quality will be significant. Same works with lossless vs. lossy audio. You lose data when you convert it to mp3 or w/e 320kbps, not to mention 128kbps.
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I seem really pedantic because I'm correcting people in this thread, I'm just trying to help

going from lossy -> lossy will be worse than going from lossless -> lossy.
Heh well either way, useless and not recommended
post #16 of 21
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You rip CDs to FLAC; CDs are easy to find.
"Finding" is different from "ripping"

320kbps MP3, FLAC or WAV are your best bets.

You can also mess with your EQ to help bass, clarity, vocals etc.

Here's how my EQ looks.

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post #17 of 21

MP3 320Kbps.
256Kbps is ok but 320Kbps is just orgasmic. 192 or below is crap tho.
FLAC is also great.

btw with that beastly sound set up, listen to this in 720p...it will make your subwoofer inhale ur kitties.

    
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320 Kbps all the way !!
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i wonder if it will make a difference going to 320kbps alot of my music is under 320kbps, is there anyway I can make them all 320kbps?
Under 320 doesn't necessarily mean it's bad. The V0 VBR LAME encoder sounds as good as 320 CBR and the average bitrate is around 200kbps.
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"Finding" is different from "ripping"

320kbps MP3, FLAC or WAV are your best bets.

You can also mess with your EQ to help bass, clarity, vocals etc.

Here's how my EQ looks.

wow ASUS' CP looks waay better than Creative's
why dont ROG boards have onboard Xonar sound? hmm.
    
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