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i dont like legal music downloads becuase they dont give u the option of quality e.g. its always at 128kbps which i think is poor sounding and i think for the amount they charge they should have at least a quality choice i would like to see 192kbps option and even if you want the uncompressed version.
 

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I feel the same way, which is why I usually don't download music in the first place. 128kbps is just not enough. Most songs encoded in 128kbps either have annoying clicks/pops or the drums in the background have a wishy-washy sound to them.

One of my friends pointed me to a Russian pay site where you could specify the bitrate for the song you were buying, but I lost the link.
 

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I don't know what's your problem with 128 kbps music ? 128 is ok for me , very good . But yes I know they are bad compared to 192 and above ones .
I'm just very picky when it comes to audio... <looks at his 5.1 system ;) >
 

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You'll need a very good encoder to let 128 sound nice... I don't have a 5.1 system, but with almost every 128 I can hear it's mp3, except from the ones I make myself. I prefer 192 as well :)
And I'm picky when it comes to music quality as well, got a well trained ear when it comes down to stuff like that :)
 

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96 sound like it's underwater
128 sounds like it's coming from behind cardboard
VBR~192 sound acceptable.
 

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128kbps music has more echoing effects during the high pitched parts of a song.

wtf are you doing paying for "legal" music anyways.....fight the system!! :p Quite ironic how you do the thing the RIAA wants you to do, yet they still screw you over :rolleyes:

oh....topic moved :p
 

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just buy the CD. then you can encode it into whatever the hell you want. that's what i do.
 

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just buy the CD. then you can encode it into whatever the hell you want. that's what i do.
Same here, only 320kbps rips, really hard to find music I like without looking around the net, though.
 

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128kb mp3's sound fine to me,although i occasionally download the 192kb ones.
 

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I just listen to Winamp adio most of the time ^^ Other than that I won't buy the CD unless I like at least half the songs. And most artists these days only have a few good songs I like (3 at most) I'm not forking out $150.00 for a few songs :rolleyes:

Just download the music, or pay 0.99 per song and get **** quality.
 

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i think i can discern between 192 and 128 quality, but 128 is sufficient for me. cant go any lower though
 

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I usually buy CDs then rip them in a lossless format that is still compressed, like FLAC. I can't stand lossy compressed audio.
 

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Isn't there a decompressor for this kind of thing? I don't know for sure, but don't programs that rip the music compress and remove quality?

It's the same for downloading pirated movies, people compress the files and they lose quality. But you can use special plugins with an MPEG encoder called VirtualDub to remove the compression, getting a full quality movie, uncompressed and as good quality as it was made from.

Of course, then there's the problem of FINDING the plugin. I can't seem to find it, but I know it exists, so anyone who does know please redirect me.
 

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I can't listen to anything less than 192. It just sounds more alive. And it's clear. I can barely stand a 128 ogg, but def. not mp3. As far as 320 goes, all I can hear is that it's just a lil bit louder.
 

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www.allofmp3.com

Love that site.. you can encode up to 320KBps and they have even the rarest music. :)
 

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i mean in genral legal music downloads. i mean apples mp4 format is poo it sound realy bad at 128kbps and that all they do the music on in itunes..
 

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Blade556 said:
Isn't there a decompressor for this kind of thing? I don't know for sure, but don't programs that rip the music compress and remove quality?

It's the same for downloading pirated movies, people compress the files and they lose quality. But you can use special plugins with an MPEG encoder called VirtualDub to remove the compression, getting a full quality movie, uncompressed and as good quality as it was made from.

Of course, then there's the problem of FINDING the plugin. I can't seem to find it, but I know it exists, so anyone who does know please redirect me.
Umm, I don't think you can decompress most types, such as mp3. In the encoding process, you actually lose data. For example, the encoding program uses the bitrate assigned to it to accurately similate the original file as close as possible. The music/movie file itself doesn't get compressed.

To think of it in another way, movie and music players such as winamp and wmp decompress the audio/video into a playable form on the fly when you play them.
 

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hey that site someone just submited is it good and legal and not a credit card fraud website.. has anyone used it
 
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