Thread: Why is there no 144kbps?
January 7th, 2010, 12:29 PM #1
Why is there no 144kbps?
Why is there no 144kbps? It's incremented by 16, but jumps from 128 to 160 by 32. Only 2 rippers have 144kbps. One of them gave me an error.
Also, it took much longer to convert from flac to mp3 than from wav. CDex, when set to rip to compressed file, creates a WAV first, then mp3 from it. Makes sense, as it saves time. However, if I were to rip to flac first, I'd have to then change the encoder to mp3.
Thus, ripping to flac is a waste of time, not much space is saved as HDDs and DVDs are cheap.
January 7th, 2010, 01:37 PM #2
Are you using EAC? If not, what are you using?
January 7th, 2010, 09:45 PM #3
right in my post... CDex.I prefer 160 to 128, but if 144 were available, I'd use it. Seems 128 is the lowest setting to get decent quality sound.
January 8th, 2010, 02:57 AM #4
So, why are you looking for 144Kbps? if you are trying to save space on a portable player, then I recommend a VBR conversion with the low set to 128Kbps and the high set to 320kbps and a Q setting of around 2 or 3...
Otherwise, .flac is much better sonically IMO◄ it is what it is ►
January 10th, 2010, 04:46 AM #5
Audacity using the lame encoder will do 144 kbps BUT will only export 144 kbps at 24000Hz.
Heres a few numbers
Kbps - Hz - Enc Time - File Size
Btw it was mp3-mp3 conversion
So I doesn't make sense to me.
January 12th, 2010, 01:39 PM #6
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