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Re: [APD] OT: MP3
hardly sounds legit to me... in which case why bother spending
anything? those who own the beatles music are far too greedy to charge
Stuart Halliday wrote:
> I believe Jerry Baker wrote this email section below:
>> S. Hieber wrote:
>>> Of course, for that, your ears have to be willing to accept transcodings at 128k bits per second or worse or worse, the decade old mp3 format ;-)
>> Like everything, it's a matter of degree. I can't ABX most MP3s encoded
>> with LAME above 200 kbps. It's not nearly as efficient as AAC or OGG,
>> both of which I cannot ABX over 80kbps. OGG creates some peculiar
>> artifacts on some of my music, so I use AAC. I have to use MP3 for the
>> car because my car stereo only plays MP3 and WMA files.
>> Some music stores realize that 128kbps MP3 is a horrible standard and
>> sell 256kbps. I would prefer to have a store sell flac files, but I'm
>> probably not in the majority.
> I'm 46 and I find 128K mp3 fine. I'm not in the majority too. :-)
> My music site sells in
> mp3 at 128-320
> wma at 160-192
> ogg at 128-320
> mp4 at 128-320
> mpc at 128-270
> And thats just the simple options.
> If you want flac, VBR, mp3/4 at 384K or even RAW CD then that's available too.
> The Beatles Love album costs US $3.57 for 192K mp3. 320K costs a massive $5.38
> A flac of this album costs $13.79
> A PCW RAW (CD) costs $21.58
> A Monkey Audio Lossless costs $13.79
> I find it very flexible.
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