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Mp3 Sound Quality?
#978588 04/04/01 06:15 PM
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Are there any computer files available that sound better than mp3 files?
Particularly are there any that capture more of the low end that I seem to lose with mp3's. I am a musician and writer with just basic home recording skills so please don't get too technical if that is possible.

Thanks for your time

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#978589 04/04/01 07:09 PM
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Anything of that type. These files are much bigger than MP3 though. MP3 is really optimized for the web, not CD production (not yet anyway.)

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#978590 04/06/01 05:10 AM
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I just noticed that the topic name ( minus the question mark) is a classic oxymoron - like 'jumbo shrimp' & 'honest politician' };-)

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#978591 04/06/01 03:13 PM
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A buddy of mine who is also just getting into computers and mp3's suggested that if I upgrade the soundcard in my Dell that the mp3's would sound better. Seems to make sense. Any suggestions?

Thanks again

This message has been edited by lrossmusic@hotmail.com on 04-06-2001 at 08:16 AM

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#978592 04/06/01 09:21 PM
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i dont think the soundcard has anything to do with mp3 quality. making a mp3 file from a wav file is a file conversion issue that any 16-bit soundcard can do. from what i have read, the algorithm used for the conversion is the most important thing. the fraunhofer algorithm seems to be the best available, so you might try an encoder that uses that algorithm.


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#978593 04/16/01 02:15 PM
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A sound card will make everything you play through your computer sound better. The MP3 file will still have the same quality but it will sound better to you due to the sound card better performance at converting the digital audio .
My quastion : is there really such a big difference between converters (does the pro. sound better then the free° if so which do you use?


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#978594 04/16/01 03:37 PM
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Mr Darling,

I am using the $70 version of the Cool Edit program to make my mp3's. The sound card that came with the 1999 Dell computer is where I'm at now. I'm just getting into things so I know I've got a lot to learn. Some have suggested that I should install a digital line out. As it stands now I'm running a line from the headphone jack of the harman/kardon speakers that came with the system to my DAT machine. Doesn't sound bad but I'm definately losing some bottom.

Thanks


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