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GoneAway15
06-17-2008, 03:32 PM
I want to rip the cd I bought onto my computer and I noticed that Half Truism's file size is 3.16 MB.

Is that right, or should it be better quality since it is off the CD?

Tijs
06-17-2008, 03:37 PM
> Open Windows Media Player
> Go to 'Tools' -> 'Options' in the top menu
> Go to the 'Rip' tab
> Select format 'mp3' if it isn't already, and then below that you can set the quality of the rip.

I ripped it at 320kbps and my mp3 is about 8MB.

nieh
06-17-2008, 03:39 PM
Anything you rip from a cd to mp3 or wma or ogg is going to lose quality, regardless of what bitrate you use. If you rip it to a lossless format like FLAC, the sound quality will be identical but the cd will take up like 250-500MB depending on the length.

Homer
06-17-2008, 03:44 PM
Unless you've got a top of the line sound card with top of the line speakers, then 320 bit mp3 would suffice instead of FLAC. Though, I have heard the difference between the two, and FLAC sounds much better.

dff_punk
06-17-2008, 03:49 PM
I also ripped it in 320 kbps :) But I guess CD-ex(google it) is better than Windows Media. Just my four dollars.

GoneAway15
06-17-2008, 05:18 PM
If I choose to burn the cd straight up right away when the options pop up, will I still lose quality or will it be the same?

medi01
06-18-2008, 01:07 AM
I rip at 128 kbps using Windows Media Player, which gives my Half-truism as 3.14mb

if ur short on space i suggest you stick with around 128kbps for ripping, or go up to aruond 256kpbs for better quality

if you have no worries with space and havent got the worlds best speakers then if you rip between 256-320kpbs you'll get it at top quality but not too large.

I, personally, think 128kpbs is best as the file size is very small (which is important with only a 5gb mp3) and there doesnt appear to be too much of loss of quality :p


If I choose to burn the cd straight up right away when the options pop up, will I still lose quality or will it be the same?

It shouldn't make a difference unless you want to change this bit rate

crrrN
06-18-2008, 01:21 AM
Just rip it in WAV format. Sounds the best.