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 Post subject: Record WMA: lossy2lossy (or lossy2lossless2lossy)?
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:41 pm 
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I want to record/encode 192 kbps WMA files to another lossy format (e.g. AAC or Mp3) to play on Itunes/Ipod.

In order to get the best audio quality from these source files, is it better for to use Muvaudio to:

a) record directly to a different lossy format (specifically mp3) and if so, at what bitrate?

Note: I read that wma has higher quality versus mp3 at similar compression, and if this is so, is it better to record to a higher mp3 bitrate (e.g. 224 or 256 kbps) to get similar sound quality as 192 wma?

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b) record to flac and then, re-encode to another lossy format such as mp3 or AAC with an audio converter?

Which method would result in less data loss from the original files?

Thank you,

barry


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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:59 am 
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I would choose method A and if choosing mp3, I like to think of one step higher as the "near" equivalent of wma.

In this case, that means 224 mp3 ~ 192 wma.

Option B is beating a dead horse because you are already at 192kbps wma to start with. Converting to FLAC won't increase the quality beyond that point.

I hope this helps,

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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:50 pm 
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Can you go from 192WMA to 192AAC (aka .m4a) in MuvAudio as my 2.6.5 install will not select this option.

Currently I am converting 192WMA to MP3 Fast Extreme but I would like to try 192AAC on my Nano.

Thanks for a great program!


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