[rescue] Re: vinyl - wav - cd

Gavin Hubbard ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Mon Jun 30 21:28:44 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...

Apologies if the non-digest subscribers answer this first, but you have some mismatched units. The MP3 data rate is in kilo _bits_ per second i.e. the 256K MP3 format is around 20% the size of the raw CD data.

Best regards,


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