[rescue] vinyl - wav - cd

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 30 20:16:56 CDT 2003

--- Phil Stracchino <alaric at caerllewys.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 28, 2003 at 05:07:41PM -0400, Carl R. Friend wrote:
> >    If you don't care too much about the absolute quality of
> > the end product, you can rip to MP3 format at 256k or so using
> > something like bladeenc.  I've done that in the past, to great
> > advantage, using an Indy.
> I wouldn't use bladeenc.  LAME produces better-sounding MP3s for the
> same bitrate, and rips about 4x faster on the same hardware, IME.

Wait, I'm confused - CDs have 44.1K 16 bit samples per stereo channel,
so that is 88.2K * 16 Bits, or 176.4K Bytes/second, right? So what is
the benefit of a 256K MP3?

I'm not saying there isn't any, I just don't have the info to make
sense of it myself...

Thanks in advance,



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