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Burning tunes CD to CD?

Postby Moses » Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:03 am

Hi,

Just making a comp. using the Windows Media facilities to copy data.

It says the data is being copied at 128 bits - is this standard? ie. is the quality of the data the same?

Sorry, but I am pretty clueless when it comes to these things....

Thanks,

Moses
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Postby benja » Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:18 am

128 bits is bad!!

If you're really making comps and don't want to lose quality (please for all the sake of the people downstream) it should be at 44.1K

Right now the files you're saving are compressed. You'll lose sound quality. Go to the settings and find the place where you can cahnge the biut rate files are saved at...
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Postby Moses » Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:25 am

OK benja - I had my suspicions!

I will try and adjust!
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Postby Moses » Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:48 am

OK, I've now got it on Windows Media Lossless!

Uses 206 to 411 MB per CD! Sounds good to me!
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Postby Moses » Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:24 am

ok, the info is now at 932kbps per tune - is this good?
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Postby rez » Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:50 pm

benja is a bit confused. 44.1KHz represents the sample rate of cd-audio music, if you make an MP3 or a WMA file out of a cd-audio track the sample rate will still be at 44.1KHz, regardless of the bitrate. What the bitrate effects is the accuracy of each of these samples, the higher the bitrate the closer they are.

I am not personally familiar with the microsoft lossless codec but the term "lossless" basically means that the data recorded is compressed only to the extent where there is no loss whatsoever to the music. So basically you are geting an *exact* copy of what is on the CD. ~900kbps is generally what you'd be dealing with for any lossless audio codec.

Me one, bun fire pon Microsoft so don't use any of this.

Unless your gonna keep the files on your hard drive for yourself there isn't much point using *any* kind of compression as they are just there temporary, so you may as well just use the WAV format which is what cd's themselves use.

Anyway what your doing is right stick to the lossless if it's working for you.
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Postby Moses » Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:32 pm

Cheers for that :P
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Postby giab » Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:36 pm

I thought Windows Media Player only ripped audio to WMA, not wave files ?
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Postby benja » Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:58 pm

thanks for the clarification rez. I wasn't completely sure if the details, but I knew 128 bits ain't good.

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