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How did you find out about the whole encoding process?, Discovering EAC, Lame, Flac etc.
ConCave
post Jun 2 2006, 15:11
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I remember the first time that i found out about ripping and encoding, it was about 4 years ago when i was using WMP8 to rip my cds into WMA 64 kbps (Cold so cold crying.gif ) and thinking that the pops and skips in the audio were part of the encoding. And then i found CDex (Great when your a newbie) and i was blown away i could rip my music without skiping and in 128 kbps mp3 man this sounds a hell of a lot better than wma. Then stumbling across HA and found that i was doing it all wrong i should be using "EAC (Secure mode) + Lame 3.90.3 --alt-preset standard" and i've been using these settings ever since.

So how did you start in the world of audio encoding.

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jaw2ek
post Jun 6 2006, 04:30
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Probably 1998 or 99. I was listening to streaming radio. Liking the songs I was hearing, I began finding ways to record/download these tracks. I was actually transferring them to cassette tape by playing them from my Sony VAIO laptop to the line in on my stereo. My wife kept complaining about the sound quality (most of the files were wma 48 and 64 kbps, although I think some tracks went down to 20.) While I could hardly argue, I loved the new music I was getting.
I knew nothing about encoding, figured that the kbps was a direct relationship to my dial-up connection (it was - but I knew nothing about bandwidth and what was necessary for streaming).
Later, I began some other downloading, finding that I could get decent sounding files at higher kbps. I knew wma and mp3, but really hadn't considered the differences. Just kept making mixed cds for myself. Got tired of this for a while.
I found out about ripping/encoding when I started looking around for an mp3 player. I started playing with formats/bitrates. I kept doing this, even after buying my Karma.
For ripping: tried WMP, Musicmatch, dbPowerAMP (my favorite until recently), EAC. More recently started using foobar2000 and love it. For encoding: have fiddled with wma, mp3, and vorbis, some FLAC. Am in the process of re-encoding my entire library to vorbis
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- ConCave   How did you find out about the whole encoding process?   Jun 2 2006, 15:11
- - TheGrimRipper   I remember recording some music onto a PC in about...   Jun 2 2006, 15:19
- - Synthetic Soul   I was using EAC before I became a regular here, an...   Jun 2 2006, 15:38
- - ConCave   Ah! you just reminded me of the good old Xing ...   Jun 2 2006, 15:51
- - jarsonic   I started using CDEx with the --r3mix preset once ...   Jun 2 2006, 16:05
- - Madman2003   At some point i ran into some strange files with t...   Jun 2 2006, 16:32
- - Lance Uppercut   For me it all started when I got my 4G ipod in 200...   Jun 2 2006, 17:54
- - xmixahlx   audiograbber -> remix site/forums -> lame -...   Jun 2 2006, 20:04
|- - clintb   QUOTE (xmixahlx @ Jun 2 2006, 14:04) audi...   Jun 2 2006, 22:20
|- - AstralStorm   QUOTE (xmixahlx @ Jun 2 2006, 21:04) audi...   Jun 6 2006, 12:13
- - de Mon   LAME 3.93 VBR 160-256 with -k switch using AudioGr...   Jun 2 2006, 22:49
- - Andavari   I found out about ripping and encoding to a lossy ...   Jun 2 2006, 23:11
- - Hollunder   My first ripping experiences must have been with m...   Jun 2 2006, 23:53
- - 56Nomad   For me it was Napster. I decided to install it one...   Jun 3 2006, 00:27
|- - jmartis   QUOTE (56Nomad @ Jun 3 2006, 01:27) For m...   Jun 4 2006, 10:26
- - skelly831   I started ripping/encoding with Nero about 5 years...   Jun 3 2006, 02:26
- - Firon   I was using Winamp and played with the diskwriter ...   Jun 3 2006, 04:06
- - rudefyet   I found CDex/Vorbis a long long time ago...but I d...   Jun 3 2006, 04:55
- - HotshotGG   Started back in the day of Cdex 1.10. I knew about...   Jun 3 2006, 05:54
- - audiomars   Started with CDex, went to Xing/ Audioripper (for ...   Jun 3 2006, 06:46
- - Drexl   I think it started for me back in 1997 or 1998. I...   Jun 4 2006, 10:12
- - ShowsOn   I started encoding to MP3 using I think blade.dll ...   Jun 4 2006, 11:31
- - legg   Back in 1994 I used to use adpcm for storing some ...   Jun 4 2006, 14:52
- - hlloyge   First software I used for extracting were WinDAC f...   Jun 5 2006, 07:54
- - legg   of course, how could I forget about windac!...   Jun 5 2006, 16:57
- - bjackson128   I remember ripping my whole CD collection and bein...   Jun 5 2006, 20:40
- - 56Nomad   "exactly like that, except it was with Kazaa....   Jun 6 2006, 00:28
- - kennedyb4   I knew nothing about computers and was told about ...   Jun 6 2006, 03:04
- - Never_Again   I started out with MusicMatch sometime in 1998, I ...   Jun 6 2006, 03:12
- - jaw2ek   Probably 1998 or 99. I was listening to streaming...   Jun 6 2006, 04:30
- - gameplaya15143   Before 2003 I didn't have the means to play wi...   Jun 7 2006, 01:10
- - jerry   Audiograbber with Winamp then EAC / Lame / Winamp ...   Jun 7 2006, 03:30


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