256 CBR or 256 VBR?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by DaGrandMastah, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. DaGrandMastah, Mar 27, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012

    DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2011
    I've decided to upgrade my 192 kb collection to 256 but I'm not sure if I should go VBR or CBR. Anyyone have any opinions?
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    Definitely VBR. And always re-rip from the original source.
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    First off, I would recommend going to lossless format. Then you will not be re-ripping the collect again later. But if you must use 256K the only reason to use CBR is that some older and now rare devices can't handle VBR and some kinds of network streaming need CBR. But for general use VBR is better and lossless is a perfect copy.
  4. DaGrandMastah thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2011
    Cool. Thanks for the info guys. I'll think about Lossless.

    And yeah, these would be rips from teh original sources. Trying to redigitize my CD collection....I got a lot of U2, Bruce and Wu-Tang Clan to go through (what a trifecta)
  5. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Storage is cheap, why not use Apple Lossless.

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