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Windows 7: Where can I get the highest quality music ????

18 Dec 2010   #21
ignatzatsonic

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Another thing you have to consider:

I can take a poor quality mp3 and make a WAVE file from it and upload it somewhere. Anyone listening to that WAVE file would think that WAVE files suck. So it helps to know something about the pedigree of the source file---what's the format of the original rip? In many cases, you won't know--so a random WAVE file could sound terrible.

Encoders matter also. If you are going to use mp3s, stick with recent versions of the LAME or FHG encoders.

320 mp3s tend to be 6 or 8 MB rather than maybe 4 MB for 192. I have a lot of mono files and their file size at 192 is around 2 MB--that saves a lot of space over time, but file size isn't much of an issue with drives being so cheap.


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18 Dec 2010   #22
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

It also matters a lot, what kind of music we're talking about. With some headbanger stuff you really can't hear a difference between mp3 192kbps and WAV/Flac. with classical music it's a completely different pair of shoes.
Reencoding is generally a bad thing (just like editing a JPG and save it again over and over).
Lost information is lost forever. Like ignazatsonic basically said garbage in == garbage out.
So there is no use in creating WAV/FLACs from MP3s.

-DG
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18 Dec 2010   #23
Graemzy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
The file size on 192 bit is 3.5mb to 5.5mb depending on length of song, not sure what it would be on 320bit but probably alot bigger, with that said i doubt you could tell the difference of which one was being played, same song those two bit rates
you defo 110% would be able to tell the difference. it is big. for a start the 192 would be much lower! its just not the same.

for me, being a dj that plays dance music, my files tend to be about 15 - 18mb because most tunes tend to be about 6- 8 mins long. and this is at 320kb. you can tell if a tune is goin to be of poor quality before ya even check if its only 8 or 9mb.

its very hard to even mix a tune that is 192kb into a tune that is 320kb cause the sound drops off some much its terrible! i have learned that the hard way buring tunes right before a gig and not listen to or checking the bit rate before i play!
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18 Dec 2010   #24
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corpsecrank View Post
FLAC is the highest possible quality. WAV is great but the files are insane in size at times. MP3s at 128 are the same quality as a CD anything above that is good but generally you will find MP3s at 320 which is the highest quality you are usually going to find for that format.

FLAC is hard to work with. Most players are not going to support playback and if I remember correctly it's not easy to play them back on a PC either though I could be wrong.

Your best bet is to look for MP3s at 320 they are going to be larger in size than other MP3s because of the bit rate but they will sound much better while keeping the size within reason compared to a high quality WAV file.
MP3 at 128 is not the same quality as a CD....not even with my damaged ears!
Agreed. At that rate they sound like screeching tin cans. Sorry.

Anyways I prefer Wave files but as noted they are hugely large, so I go MP3 192 for space, or 320 for better sound.

Haven't tried FLAC files as I use iTunes exclusively as my default media player.

I'm not a particular fan of MP3’s sound but I tolerate them for their convenience because of their size as it's a lot easier to carry an iPod/MP3 player then a bunch of CD's, even in a car.
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18 Dec 2010   #25
cemcilfa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks,,but from which site can I download (buy) RnB,Hip-Hop ect..
which is the best quality, itunes, amazon, Youtube-converter or any others???
Many thanks for your help
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18 Dec 2010   #26
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corpsecrank View Post
FLAC is the highest possible quality. WAV is great but the files are insane in size at times. MP3s at 128 are the same quality as a CD anything above that is good but generally you will find MP3s at 320 which is the highest quality you are usually going to find for that format.

FLAC is hard to work with. Most players are not going to support playback and if I remember correctly it's not easy to play them back on a PC either though I could be wrong.

Your best bet is to look for MP3s at 320 they are going to be larger in size than other MP3s because of the bit rate but they will sound much better while keeping the size within reason compared to a high quality WAV file.
MP3 at 128 is not the same quality as a CD....not even with my damaged ears!
Agreed. At that rate they sound like screeching tin cans. Sorry.

Anyways I prefer Wave files but as noted they are hugely large, so I go MP3 192 for space, or 320 for better sound.

Haven't tried FLAC files as I use iTunes exclusively as my default media player.
Free Lossless Audio Codec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (FLAC) is the open-source equivalent of Apple Lossless - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (ALAC) and they both should sound identical to WAV files, assuming something didn't go wrong in the encoding process. My FLACs are typically about 60% of the size of the huge WAV files, although that varies slighty due to differences in musical complexity.
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18 Dec 2010   #27
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

But will they play in iTunes?

Er never mind.... Apple Lossless - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (ALAC)
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18 Dec 2010   #28
cemcilfa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

which is the best quality, itunes, amazon, Youtube-converter or any others???
(and also whicj is the best player player.such as windows, winamp and itunes??????)
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18 Dec 2010   #29
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

There are no wrong opinions here it's all a matter of preference, it wouldn't make any difference what bit rate if your listening to it with desktop speakers, the better the sound system the better the music will sound. You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
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18 Dec 2010   #30
cemcilfa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a Logitech Z-5500 sound system..just need good clear track...jus dont know where from
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