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G the K
8th May 2005, 18:05
I've got a CD ripper that I used to rip a track off a CD to .ogg format. I'm new to this format, and want to know if there's a bitrate I can encode to that will result in better sound quality, but the smallest size. Thanks.
8th May 2005, 18:06
96 kbps OGG is comparable to 128 kbps MP3, so try that.
8th May 2005, 18:37
If you want high quality start at quality 4 (~128kbps) and go up if you can hear a difference*.
If you want to be (relatively**) safe use quality 6 (above that even the guys with the 'golden ears' don't hear much improvement).
*To be sure you really hear (and don't just imagine) a difference you can make an ABX test, rip a track you think sounds different to .ogg and uncompressed .wav (or flac, or rip to wav and make a compressed version with eg. oggdrop), then either use foobar2000's built-in ABX comparator or decode the .ogg version to wav using eg. Winamp's diskwriter and compare both versions with eg. ABC/HR (http://ff123.net/abchr/abchr.html).
**no lossy codec is perfect
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