Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-09-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
Fully Optimized
 
ace777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,110
Default Purest Audio sound??

So basically I have started looking into ways to get higher quality music, I have been dealing with 320 kbps mp3s and so on, recently me friend told me about .flac codec and how its uses loseless compression so I was wondering how I can take the CD's that I already own, and take the quality(apparently most are in 1411kbps quality) and rip them to a format on my computer because they do sound loads better on my CD player then my Mp3 any way to do this? also any other formats that are more common that you can all recommend for someone that loves music?
__________________

__________________
2.4 Ghz celeron, 1.25 PNY pc 2700 RAM,PNY VERTIGO 5200 FX , 40 GB HDD
900Mhz 256 RAM , MX 4000, 30 GB HDD
1.9Ghz dual core AMD Athlon 2 GB 384 VRAM 320 Gb HD
2.3 tricore phenom,2 GB RAM , EVGA 9600 GSO,250 GB SSD
2.6 X4 620, 4GB RAM, 9600 GSO, 500 GB HDD/I'm part of The Project
ace777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2009, 02:22 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 3,390
Default Re: Purest Audio sound??

Loseless compression? It's ironic in itself.

If you want to retain the audio quality of your CD's when ripping them then you have to use non-compressed .wav, .bwav or .aiff. files.

You'll need more hard drive space but you'll retain a bit-for-bit copy.
__________________

__________________
Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - i7 620M - 8GB RAM - Crucial M4 120GB SSD - 250GB 2nd drive - Intel HD 3000 GPU - 1440x900 - Windows 7/8
REMENIZ Computers
Remeniz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2009, 02:37 PM   #3
j03
~~~~~~~~
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 5,556
Send a message via MSN to j03
Default Re: Purest Audio sound??

Eh? I was under the impression that there WAS such thing as lossless compression...

for instance, if you got a BMP File, RAR'ed it the file would be smaller, but the image wouldn't loose any quality. Doesn't Lossless compression work under the same principle?
j03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2009, 03:56 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 3,390
Default Re: Purest Audio sound??

Quote:
Originally Posted by j03 View Post
Eh? I was under the impression that there WAS such thing as lossless compression...

for instance, if you got a BMP File, RAR'ed it the file would be smaller, but the image wouldn't loose any quality. Doesn't Lossless compression work under the same principle?
Correct. Late nights are catching up with me.

Lossless compressed files will be larger than lossy compressed files and the lossless file size is heavily dependant on the music file itself.
__________________
Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - i7 620M - 8GB RAM - Crucial M4 120GB SSD - 250GB 2nd drive - Intel HD 3000 GPU - 1440x900 - Windows 7/8
REMENIZ Computers
Remeniz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2009, 04:09 PM   #5
Site Team
 
berry120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: England, UK
Posts: 3,425
Default Re: Purest Audio sound??

Lossless compressed files will indeed be larger than lossy ones - quite a bit larger. However, they usually come in at under half the space of the uncompressed audio using FLAC, which is damn impressive from a technical standpoint. Have a look here if you want more information, FLAC is really the only lossless codec worth worrying about this side of 5 figure licenses!

If you want something that's better than MP3 but aren't happy with the file sizes of lossless compression though, there's always OGG. I suggest you give that a go first - it works MUCH better at lower bitrates than MP3 does, and you generally get much more quality for your file size whatever bitrate you choose. Big shame it's not supported more!
berry120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2009, 09:22 PM   #6
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: Purest Audio sound??

I rip all my CD's in FLAC now. Its a compressed lossless format, and depending on the content, compresses the size down quite significantly to the original uncompressed wave file.
My MP3 player also plays FLAC, so thats all I have on it.
__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2009, 01:54 AM   #7
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 136
Default Re: Purest Audio sound??

More info than you can possibly handle is here

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?act=idx

See you in a few days.
__________________
I heartily recommend Root-a-pedia! It's all I use. Never let's you down.
Juan handed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2009, 02:59 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
ace777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,110
Default Re: Purest Audio sound??

thanks for all the answer guys this really helped!
__________________

__________________
2.4 Ghz celeron, 1.25 PNY pc 2700 RAM,PNY VERTIGO 5200 FX , 40 GB HDD
900Mhz 256 RAM , MX 4000, 30 GB HDD
1.9Ghz dual core AMD Athlon 2 GB 384 VRAM 320 Gb HD
2.3 tricore phenom,2 GB RAM , EVGA 9600 GSO,250 GB SSD
2.6 X4 620, 4GB RAM, 9600 GSO, 500 GB HDD/I'm part of The Project
ace777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0