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Even if you can't hear the difference, why not get lossless? They aren't that much larger than a decent quality lossy file and hard drives are dirt cheap. Just convert to lossy for your portable
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post #22 of 41
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Even if you can't hear the difference, why not get lossless? They aren't that much larger than a decent quality lossy file and hard drives are dirt cheap. Just convert to lossy for your portable
How does that make sense? The space saved (100MB vs 400MB roughly) per album would be a very important component for some people, even with cheap storage.
post #23 of 41
As I've said many times over at heaf.fi, I can hear a difference between 192 and flac, but only if I listen for it. Just make sure the source is quality, and go for whatever bitrate you can find. Of course I burn all my CDs into FLAC just for the peace of mind.
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How does that make sense? The space saved (100MB vs 400MB roughly) per album would be a very important component for some people, even with cheap storage.
It makes sense because 1) a perfect copy is a perfect copy, while an imperfect copy is not and 2) are you really going to quibble over an extra 300MB? 2TB drives are $80.
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It makes sense because 1) a perfect copy is a perfect copy, while an imperfect copy is not and 2) are you really going to quibble over an extra 300MB? 2TB drives are $80.
In no way does your argument make sense. You said "even if you can't hear a difference"; there is no difference here so we must look for other means of differentiation. In no way would FLAC beat MP3 in this case. Smaller size, better compatibility, tag support is better etc. It wouldn't matter if you have a 500TB drive, being able to store 4x more of what is effectively the same thing is always better.
post #26 of 41
Even if you can't hear the difference, it exists. Maybe you'll get better audio equipment someday and discover you're able to hear the difference - would you rather re-rip or re-download hundreds if not thousands of albums? You could have just gotten them in flac in the first place.
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Even if you can't hear the difference, it exists.
If you can't hear a difference, there isn't.
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If you can't hear a difference, there isn't.
So lossy compression is exactly the same as lossless? News to me.
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post #29 of 41
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So lossy compression is exactly the same as lossless? News to me.
Well OF COURSE there's a difference, I'm not an idiot. EFFECTIVELY there is no difference in what matters the most - what you hear. Other actual differences are in favor of MP3 over FLAC.
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Where do i get lossless audio and how do i play it. Thats basically what im asking.
    
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