From: "Da Man"
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Subject: Re: Music - Do numbers matter?
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Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 11:18:38 GMT
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Yes, IT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THE ENCODING. A good MP3 has very little
differnce from the source. A crappy encoder on the other hand can do nasty
things to music. I have a bunch of MP3's at 192 or 256 kb/s, and most are
very hard to tell from a CD, but there are some that were not ripped
correctly, and sound like crap. They quickly get replaced upon discovery.
"Andrew Kohlsmith" wrote in message
> > He is a liar. MP3 (128kb) sounds absolutely horrible, compared to CD,
> > no matter what your MP3 hardware is like. MP3-pro is a bit better.
> You are using really crappy encoders. I have a rip of Melissa Etheridge's
> "Like the Way I Do" which I ripped from CD and used 128-bit CBR with LAME
> (LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder, go figure) and I could _not_ tell the
> difference. This is a song with a lot of tambourine and cymballs at the
> start, instruments which many encoders butcher horribly.
> Now there are a lot of shitty encoders out there but don't blame MP3s
> sounding horrible at 128kbps due to the nature of MP3. Personally I think
> that 128-bit VBR would suffice for many, many people, and 192 or maybe
> 256-bit VBR for the audiophiles or for very highly dynamic music.