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Dude, you really don't need to go past 320 kps in the mp3 format. Unless you have some really killer speakers, the odds are your ears won’t be able to tell the difference between the original cd and anything above 192 kps mp3.

But why use mp3 when we have OGG. I personally use OGG at an average bitrate of 240 kps (even that’s almost over kill).

For any ripping on windows use "exact audio copy" http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/ it uses some cool techniques to pull perfect audio off of a bad cd or bad cd-rom drive.

For any ripping under linux use "cdparanoia"

As others have suggested if you really want an archival degree of quality, use a codec like FLAC that decodes to the same RAW audio bit for bit as the original.

BTW: 600 kps mp3 would getting really close to the same size as the original wav file that you would be "compressing". So even if you could force an mp3 codec to use that bit rate you would just end up with a bigger file, worse sounding file than if you had just used FLAC.

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Dude, you really don't need to go past 320 kps in the mp3 format. Unless you have some really killer speakers, the odds are your ears won’t be able to tell the difference between the original cd and anything above 192 kps mp3.

But why use mp3 when we have OGG. I personally use OGG at an average bitrate of 240 kps (even that’s almost over kill).

For any ripping on windows use "exact audio copy" http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/ it uses some cool techniques to pull perfect audio off of a bad cd or bad cd-rom drive.

For any ripping under linux use "cdparanoia"

As others have suggested if you really want an archival degree of quality, use a codec like FLAC that decodes to the same RAW audio bit for bit as the original.

BTW: 600 kps mp3 would getting really close to the same size as the original wav file that you would be "compressing". So even if you could force an mp3 codec to use that bit rate you would just end up with a bigger file, worse sounding file than if you had just used FLAC.

yeah i do have killer speakers thats why lol

creative 6.1 jobby

freakin sweet speakers =P ne way ill have a look at FLAC

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Apple's loss less codec is pretty cool too if you dont mind using iTunes. I agree to, if you want the quality why not make a disc image of the CD and leave the files as is. 100% loss less :wink:

i have 2 use iChoonz for me Pod but it sounds so CRAP on these 6.1 beauties. WMP out puts 6.1 :D iChoonz does like stereo lol sounds crappy.

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I really like CDEX [as was mentioned] for mp3 ripping it does a good job and is open source. Either that or LAME.

The MPEG-1 Layer 3 spec does not allow for bitrates higher than 320. It's a technical limitation of the format, I think.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mp3

I don't know a lot about audio but I was reading more on wikipedia. Maybe check these out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_Disc#Audio_format

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lossless#Audio_compression

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