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sahil16011990
post Oct 21 2012, 18:15
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Hi,

Can anyone advice me which is better?

1. AAC 256 kbps iTunes converted to mp3 320 CBR (using CD-DA extractor 16) (which increases file size of a normal song by almost 1-1.5 MB)

2. cd rip MP3 VBRV0 (Copied using EAC and then converted using LAME encoder)


I think that converting AAC 256 to MP3 320 CBR only increases bit rate and space and not quality.

What are your thoughts...?

Should I convert from FLAC to MP3 320 kbps using CD-DA extractor 16?
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Apesbrain
post Oct 22 2012, 18:15
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QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 22 2012, 12:09) *
I have Sony Walkman NWZ A845.

That player (like my E345) natively supports both AAC and MP3. Non-DRM 256 kbps downloads from iTunes will play just fine without any conversion.
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post Oct 23 2012, 09:43
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QUOTE (Apesbrain @ Oct 22 2012, 22:45) *
QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 22 2012, 12:09) *
I have Sony Walkman NWZ A845.

That player (like my E345) natively supports both AAC and MP3. Non-DRM 256 kbps downloads from iTunes will play just fine without any conversion.

Yes, a short time ago, I found that it also plays AAC.

But, most of my music is in mp3. So, I thought to stick to mp3 as a standard and not switch to AAC.
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post Oct 23 2012, 10:50
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QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 23 2012, 10:43) *
Yes, a short time ago, I found that it also plays AAC.

But, most of my music is in mp3. So, I thought to stick to mp3 as a standard and not switch to AAC.

This seems to me definitely NOT a good reason to loose something on the quality side even increasing the file dimension (thus defeating the very meaning of lossy compression!).
Plus, when you bought your player you paid also for AAC support!

Anyway, if you really want to go this way, it's really unlikely that you'll perceive any difference between original AAC and transcoded MP3 if you use that player for casual listening in noisy environment.


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post Oct 23 2012, 13:35
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QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 23 2012, 10:43) *
Yes, a short time ago, I found that it also plays AAC.
But, most of my music is in mp3. So, I thought to stick to mp3 as a standard and not switch to AAC.

Well I don't care about the file format. I have a preference of AAC over MP3 but if I can buy an MP3 at 320 and only the AAC in 256 for the same price, I take the MP3. But I also bought stuff at 192 if higher quality costs too much.
One thing you should think about: When you listen to the music on your music play you will never will care what the original file format is (if the bitrate is higher than 128).
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post Oct 23 2012, 19:49
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QUOTE (Vietwoojagig @ Oct 23 2012, 18:05) *
QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 23 2012, 10:43) *
Yes, a short time ago, I found that it also plays AAC.
But, most of my music is in mp3. So, I thought to stick to mp3 as a standard and not switch to AAC.

Well I don't care about the file format. I have a preference of AAC over MP3 but if I can buy an MP3 at 320 and only the AAC in 256 for the same price, I take the MP3. But I also bought stuff at 192 if higher quality costs too much.
One thing you should think about: When you listen to the music on your music play you will never will care what the original file format is (if the bitrate is higher than 128).


Thanks buddy...I always listen to songs at 320 in mp3, VBR or CBR.

But, in iTunes 256 kbps is the max, that too VBR sad.gif
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post Oct 23 2012, 20:22
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QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 23 2012, 19:49) *
Thanks buddy...I always listen to songs at 320 in mp3, VBR or CBR.

But, in iTunes 256 kbps is the max, that too VBR sad.gif


And...?? You honestly think you'd tell the difference?
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post Oct 24 2012, 16:17
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QUOTE (probedb @ Oct 24 2012, 00:52) *
QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 23 2012, 19:49) *
Thanks buddy...I always listen to songs at 320 in mp3, VBR or CBR.

But, in iTunes 256 kbps is the max, that too VBR sad.gif


And...?? You honestly think you'd tell the difference?


Actually, I didn't feel the difference when I converted the same ACC iTunes file to mp3 320 CBR and listened to both.
Is iTunes music 256 kbps VBR as my Walkman shows or is it 320 VBR.
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post Oct 24 2012, 17:10
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QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 24 2012, 17:17) *
Actually, I didn't feel the difference when I converted the same ACC iTunes file to mp3 320 CBR and listened to both.

That was expected! wink.gif


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post Oct 25 2012, 08:22
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QUOTE (Nessuno @ Oct 24 2012, 21:40) *
QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 24 2012, 17:17) *
Actually, I didn't feel the difference when I converted the same ACC iTunes file to mp3 320 CBR and listened to both.

That was expected! wink.gif


I converted the song Rockstar by Reece Mastin from 256 AAC to 128 AAC, 128 MP3, 256 MP3 & 320 MP3.
I couldn't feel any difference in my Walkman... rolleyes.gif
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post Oct 25 2012, 11:48
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QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 25 2012, 09:22) *
QUOTE (Nessuno @ Oct 24 2012, 21:40) *
QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 24 2012, 17:17) *
Actually, I didn't feel the difference when I converted the same ACC iTunes file to mp3 320 CBR and listened to both.

That was expected! wink.gif


I converted the song Rockstar by Reece Mastin from 256 AAC to 128 AAC, 128 MP3, 256 MP3 & 320 MP3.
I couldn't feel any difference in my Walkman... rolleyes.gif
That was expected, too. I hope you draw the correct conclusions from this discovery.


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- sahil16011990   iTunes Rip vs CD Rip   Oct 21 2012, 18:15
- - Anakunda   QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 21 2012, 19:15...   Oct 21 2012, 18:18
- - Nessuno   QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 21 2012, 19:15...   Oct 21 2012, 19:41
|- - sahil16011990   QUOTE (Nessuno @ Oct 22 2012, 00:11) QUOT...   Oct 22 2012, 17:09
- - DVDdoug   QUOTE 1. AAC 256 kbps iTunes converted to mp3 320 ...   Oct 22 2012, 18:03
- - Apesbrain   QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 22 2012, 12:09...   Oct 22 2012, 18:15
|- - sahil16011990   QUOTE (Apesbrain @ Oct 22 2012, 22:45) QU...   Oct 23 2012, 09:43
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 23 2012, 10:43...   Oct 23 2012, 10:16
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 23 2012, 10:43...   Oct 23 2012, 10:50
|- - Vietwoojagig   QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 23 2012, 10:43...   Oct 23 2012, 13:35
|- - sahil16011990   QUOTE (Vietwoojagig @ Oct 23 2012, 18:05)...   Oct 23 2012, 19:49
|- - probedb   QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 23 2012, 19:49...   Oct 23 2012, 20:22
|- - sahil16011990   QUOTE (probedb @ Oct 24 2012, 00:52) QUOT...   Oct 24 2012, 16:17
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 24 2012, 17:17...   Oct 24 2012, 17:10
|- - sahil16011990   QUOTE (Nessuno @ Oct 24 2012, 21:40) QUOT...   Oct 25 2012, 08:22
|- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 25 2012, 09:22...   Oct 25 2012, 11:48
- - db1989   In any case, it is not correct to state that iTune...   Oct 24 2012, 00:11
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (db1989 @ Oct 24 2012, 01:11) In an...   Oct 24 2012, 08:43
- - db1989   QUOTE (sahil16011990 @ Oct 24 2012, 16:17...   Oct 24 2012, 17:15
- - sahil16011990   QUOTE (db1989 @ Oct 24 2012, 21:45) QUOTE...   Oct 25 2012, 08:19


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