Trying to get highest quality tracks..

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kinkster, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to get the highest quality tracks for a band called A Perfect Circle that I listen to often.

    Will CDs provide better/as good audio as I could get anywhere else?

    And once I have the CDs, how should I encode them for maximum quality? Space isn't a concern but it does need to be compatible with the iphone 3g.
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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  3. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay.

    Just curious how big would an average song be?
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    A 4-minute song is around 40MB

    Lossless is VBR, so some songs will be encoded lossless at a higher bit rate than others and result in a bigger file.
     
  5. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    I'd say a 4 min song is more like 20 - 30 MB. None of my 5 min songs even go over 35 MB.
     
  6. j5045096 Guest

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    Why not just to do .wav is space is not a concern? It's like having the original quality cd track...
     
  7. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    As is Apple Lossless...
     
  8. Galley macrumors 65816

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  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    What do you mean "more like"? If your songs are 20MB-30MB for 4 minutes then just say your songs are 20-30MB in size. Don't say "more like" since the implication is I'm making crap up.
     
  10. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    ..... I'm sorry that you seem to take my comment to heart. Seriously, no implication intended, I was just speaking from personal experience.
     

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