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Discussion in 'Audio' started by soc3558, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. soc3558

    soc3558 Member

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    which is smaller, mp3, wma, wav...?
     
  2. djscoop

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    it depends of the compression ratio. wav files are uncompressed, they are the largest. mp3 and wma are around the same size if using the same bitrate. stick with mp3 VBR 256kbps for compressed files
     
  3. soc3558

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    Does changing the format of an audio file over and over sacrifice quality?
     
  4. weazel200

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    Yes it does. You shouldn't convert a compressed format e.g. MP3 into another compressed format e.g. WMA. But you can convert WAV files into a compressed format. All the albums I convert into MP3 or another compressed format I make sure I have the original on disc (either bought or copied albums).
     
  5. soc3558

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    weazel, are you from south florida?
     
  6. djscoop

    djscoop Active member

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    I'm pretty sure weaz is from the UK
     
  7. soc3558

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    ahh just wondering. i know a dj weaz.
     
  8. weazel200

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    LOL. I wish I was from Florida. djscoop is right i'm from the UK. Weather is getting colder and colder. Sucks.
     
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    djscoop Active member

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    yeah weaz but Florida also sucks because it is SUPER humid there. If its 80 degrees it feel like 110. You walk around with your shirt stuck to your back from sweat all day. Its all about the west coast...my parents moved from Florida to So. California after high school, and I thank them everyday for it. Not to mention it also rains like three times a day there (no offense to anyone who lives in Florida, its just not for me...)

    thanks for the info Shiroh I'll update my LAME and see how it works...

    edit typo
     
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  11. soc3558

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    yeah thanks for the lame tip. I totally agree with your opinion on florida.
     
  12. weazel200

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    OFF TOPIC
    I would swop the UK for Florida any day even if it is humid. The only thing I would be weary of is the amount of hurricanes and tornadoes.

    You live in LA scoop, what's it like. Must be the high life. Nice weather, sea, lots of hunnies. What part of LA you from? I would love to visit California one day.

    BACK TO TOPIC
    I just encoded a whole load of albums using EAC with Lame 3.90.3, should I bother to re-encode or is there not much difference between the quality.
     
  13. djscoop

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    naw 3.90 is good and solid, I used it for a while. As long as you did the usual VBR settings and all that jazz it should be fine.

    Yeah like I said my parents moved here after they graduated HS back in the 70s, and I love so cal. I live in the San Fernando Valley (aka "the valley") which is about 20 mins north/northwest of downtown LA. I just like LA cause I think its got the best of most environments. It doesn't usually get below 60 during the winter, and summer is usually low 90s. Almost always blue skies, and a nice breeze from the Pacific (about 30 mins west to Malibu/Santa Monica). And most definately there are tons of hot chicks here. I like to call LA the land of fake titties, lol. If I were to live somewhere else I'd probably pick somewhere tropical like Fiji or some mellow place like that, but as far as the US I like Cali.

    My friend went to London last year and had a blast, I'm hopefully planning on going next summer. Where in the UK are you from?
     
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  14. weazel200

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    So what exactly are the differences between all the different versions of LAME. And is it worth downloading version 3.97. My additional command line settings are set to alt preset extreme.

    I live in a small town about an hours train journey from London. London really is the only place worth visiting in England. Where I live it's freezing from November to late February. And in Summer it's quite humid as there is no beach nearby so I make the most of the holidays by going to my gran who lives in Spain. Spring is the best time. Just the right temperature.
     
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    honestly not sure, I haven't checked out or done research on the new one yet, hopefully shiroh can shed some light on the subject...
     
  16. diabolos

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    Normally the LAME community incorrporates a slew of code level tweaks for the alt-presets and improves the precieved sound quality a bit with each iteration.

    Sign me up!
    Ced
     
  17. Lethal_B

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    lol i hate f**king England. america is all over our telly and it looks so much better. i might have to move out there! anyway

    i remember years back when i used to encode all my music on 128kbps .wma! how things have changed. the sound quality is awful. heads up to weaz 4 introducing me to EAC & LAME ;)

    by the way scoop how do you make your own .gif? i'd be interested to know as id like to make one :)

    Lethal
     
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  18. djscoop

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    yeah EAC and LAME are definately the way to go, as far as mp3s at least.

    I actually didn't create this gif, I found it on an anti-mac website and the webmaster said I could use it. But I think (not sure) you can create them in photoshop. If you ever want to come visit sunny so cal hit me up, I'll show ya around
     
  19. weazel200

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    I 2nd that Lethal. America looks 100 x's better than England does. Unless your from a poorer country or an older citizen than how could you find England better than America. I would swop America for England any day without a seconds thought. Only place worth visiting in England if your from abroad is London.
     
  20. gallagher

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    Yeah, my mother is from england and my father is from the United States; luckily I ended up in the US. I would like to visit the UK but not live there.

    As for formats, I always save my as wma, but make sure that it is a low bitrate like the variable, not the lossless. When I first started saving my CD's to my harddrive a few years ago, I saved them all lossless; ended up with single songs around 30 MB's each! That sucks because I still have not converted them all to lower files.
     

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