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Old 09-12-2007, 07:03 PM
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Default Will I notice a difference if I convert all my MP3's to a 48khz sampling rate?

Right now they are all around 192 or 160 bitrate..with 44.1khz sampling rate...will I notice a difference if I convert them to 256 bitrate with 48khz sampling rate?
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Only if you re-rip them from the original source. You can't get better than what's already there.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:27 PM
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But after I converted them..it was a larger file size....
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:49 PM
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Of course it'll be larger, you converted it to a higher data rate format, but it's not like the file is going to magically recover any lost data from ripping it as 44.1/192 or 160 in the first place.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:53 PM
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You can't unlose the lost audio... you will have to re-rip them from the disc. You could convert them to AIFF and make them even larger, but they are still missing a ton of information.
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Recommended spec for mp3's is [16 Bit] [44.1 kHz] and also I recommend ripping straight from the CD, use Lame to convert to mp3...if you want the highest quality, use the VBR-Extreme profile.

Re-sampling to [48 kHz] can/will distort your music if not properly converted by a professional conversion tool, even Lame can introduce artifacts.
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As an added option, either your sound card or Receiver can up-convert (re-sample) the frequency for an added crisp sound. But this only works with real good sound cards and receivers and it's done on the fly as well, so it never alters the original quality of your music.
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I have an Onkyo 804....how can I do that?
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