#1
hey guys. I'm just wondering what you guys think of VBR (variable bit rate encoding). I know what it is and to me it seems to sound better. I was just wondering what you guys thought to see if other people think it sounds good/ better.
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#2
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#3
Well ideally you should select 320 bitrate. Or if you're listening to this audio on your PC and backing storage space isn't really an issue, a codec like FLAC is probably your best bet if you're looking for very high audio quality.
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#4
320 wav is good enough imo, because itunes does not fvcking support flac.
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320 wav is good enough imo, because itunes does not fvcking support flac.
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that's why smart people don't use iTunes. VBR is fine, you really aren't going to notice the difference between that and a lossless file unless you are using really high end hi-fi stuff anyway.
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#6
Variable bit rate isn't supposed to sound better than constant...it lowers itself according to passages in the music to save space. In any case, I use it all the time if I'm not using Flac (through Winamp)...it runs 256-320kbps and sounds fine.

For Flac, I hacked my iPod using Rockbox. It's worth it.
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For Flac, I hacked my iPod using Rockbox. It's worth it.


is it really worth the extra space? especially on something with not so great sound quality like the iPod? I can't imagine being able to tell much of a difference on one of those.
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#9
It doesn't take up much room (granted I have a 30gb) but there is a noticeable difference. At the very least, you aren't restricted to the file formats that iTunes can play, and there are other features (10 band EQ, skins, the ability to treat your iPod as a normal hard disk without complications) that are worthwhile. You can always hard reset if you don't like it.
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Variable bit rate isn't supposed to sound better than constant...it lowers itself according to passages in the music to save space. In any case, I use it all the time if I'm not using Flac (through Winamp)...it runs 256-320kbps and sounds fine.

For Flac, I hacked my iPod using Rockbox. It's worth it.


On a related note, do you guys think they will ever make Rockbox, or something like it, for iPod classic? I REALLY want it.
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