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Comments on: Quality MP3s http://hornes.org/2005/11/quality-mp3s/ Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:12 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: Jay http://hornes.org/2005/11/quality-mp3s/#comment-897 Mon, 05 Dec 2005 02:08:35 +0000 http://www.hornes.org/?p=339#comment-897 Okay, you’ve pointed to where I’m ultimately going to go with all this. My main issue is compatibility. I use my MP3s in several different ways, and right now, MP3 is the only format that will work in all settings.

In the long run, however, I know I have one more rip ‘n’ compress to go, when I move to a lossless compression format.

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By: Scott Fraser http://hornes.org/2005/11/quality-mp3s/#comment-896 Sun, 04 Dec 2005 02:31:06 +0000 http://www.hornes.org/?p=339#comment-896 Hi Jay, I am an avid iPod listener. I have about 200 or so CD’s on my 40 GB. For orchestral music, and other music high on my list of favorites, I have actually chosen to use Apple Lossless format. So one track might use up 20 Megs easy for a short 5 minute song. I just like keeping it as “real” as possible – for some reason even the high bitrate lossy formats sound a little funny to me. Some people don’t notice a difference – unfortunately I do, and it’s bad enough that I have been moving away from MP3. I also sometimes use AAC at high bitrates for stuff I don’t care as much about the quality. I have a totally not-fact-based theory that the iPod may have a little better support for AAC since it’s Apple’s codec.

What amazes me is that even though I go with lossless format for most of the music, I still have way over 2000 individual tracks on the device.

On another note, I have a small side project I am doing whose goal is to feed my “recently played” tracks to my blog via RSS. (See the link on my name). Thought you might find that interesting. I still have a ways to go, as time to work on it is limited, but I do have about 60% of the work done for a 1.0 version.

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