MP3 QAULITY?

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  1. BDS

    BDS Active Member

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    192 320 etc etc...


    How low is too low?

    Im talkin for cd dex and shizzle

    and also if you were to play a 320 into a 192 would it be a noticable difference in qaulity/sound??

    peace.
     
  2. The_Jungledon

    The_Jungledon www.FreelanceJunglist.com

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    I rip most of my tapes at 192, never really noticed much diff between them except file size.
    Purists use 320's for single mp3's, for sets use 192, no point really of huge 320 sets.


    Just read why you want to know. FUCK KNOWS M8, sorry. lol
     
  3. BDS

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    if im mixin a set on my cd dex tho wud u be able to notice the difference in 192 and 320's?
     
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    what about that would that sound as sharp as a 320 in the mix?

    soz to be goin on haha.
     
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    The_Jungledon www.FreelanceJunglist.com

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    Some people will notice, there isnt much differnce though. If you can get your hands on lame or wavepad and re-encode your mp3's to say vbr 192 so there all the same.
     
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    Cheers lads.
     
  8. Fes Rock

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    to answer your original question, no it wont make much of a difference. yes the quality police will be on you, but as long as you make your levels peak the same. the sound is the same
     
  9. SLow

    SLow Quadrospazzed life-glug

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    You'll probably be able to hear the difference between 192 CBR (constant bit rate) and 320 CBR. A good VBR (variable bit rate) rip encoded with a quality encoder such as LAME is a good trade-off between quality and filesize if you're trying to fit as much as possible onto a CD.

    192 CBR isn't good enough for mixing, I'd try for at least -good- VBR rips, or a 320 CBR.

    Still, if the track isn't ripped properly then it won't matter how you encode it, it's gonna sound pants.
     
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    cheers lad's, good advice.

    really appreciate it.

    peace.
     
  11. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    I'd say always encode at 320, whether its a set for dnbforum.com or a track for playing out. That's because I can hear the difference on my equipment. That is - I think I can. The size difference doesn't really matter in these days of broadband.

    Always use LAME - don't use another encoder.
    Always upload to dnbshare.com.
     
  12. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    Personaly I always use 320 mate. Even this is a little second rate to say wav but it's ok. Some people don't mind using 192 and say it's good enough for a club but I would still use a minimum of 320.
    Hope that helps.