Originally posted by mArt|mArt
This was probably a mp3Pro-file ... those files has 2 streams, one mp3 and one mp3prostream that holds the highfrequency info... so what you hear is just the mp3 stream, wich is 22khz. this also explans why kazza doesn't understand it.
a mp3Pro at 80kbit does 'sound' like a good mp3 at 128kbit, but since it is more compressed, it lacks some richness in sound according to audiophiles.
oh god, wait...let me get my breath and make me stop shaking so i can answer...
firstly mp3pro is really bad
secondly, 80kbps mp3pro does NOT sound remotley as good as 128kbps mp3. whilst mp3pro may sound better at lower bitrates, this sounded especially poor, especially on some decent speakers, with a decent soundcard.
it was 22khz, if not, then the distortiopn was part of the song on the cd, and not on a different rip from a different cd i obtained later.
please, use a decent file format, at a decent bitrate, and a sample rate of 44kHz.
I am no audiophile, but i know bad quality sound when i hear it. this is why i use ogg vorbis
. which is MUCH BETTER than mp3pro AND mp3 AND wma.