Sonic Stage Ripping CDs

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Bacon_N_Cheese, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. Bacon_N_Cheese

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    I have already ripped all my cds but I realized I had them in atrac3 with 128 bit. I want to change it to MP3 with the max bit rate. Is it possible without deleting all my cds and ripping them again?
     
  2. johann1979

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    You would have to re-rip everything I am afraid :( If you encoded your cd's at 128kbps and then converted them to a different format at a higher bit rate you would end up with files that would have no audible difference. If anything, they would sound worse - but most like the same, definitely not any better.
     
  3. Bacon_N_Cheese

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    Ok but I would have to delete my old album right?
     
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    No, you could keep the Atrac files if you have space and envision using them sometime (for the gapless playback, for instance, or for a flash player with less capacity). But if you plan to use only MP3, then it may not make sense keep two copies of each CD.
     
  5. Bacon_N_Cheese

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    Ok, so I think I am going to delete all my albums and re rip them at the highest bit rate and oin mp3 format. One last question, what sounds better, Atrac3+ or Mp3?
     

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