View Full Version : 24 bit question

2006-06-07, 09:13 AM
ok i am stupid i have tried everything to put this on cd or even listen to it
whats the secert to getting 24 bit on cd???
i know that thier is none posted here but you guys seem to have your shit together and are very keen when it comes to problems
any help would be very greatful

thanks for your time and energy

2006-06-07, 01:05 PM
is it 24bit FLAC files? they should be playable using foobar2000 with the flac plug. If your soundcard doesn't support 24bit playback it will be truncated to 16.

as for putting them on an audio cd, they will need to be dithered down to 16bit/44.1kHz. do you have a wav editor? are 16bit files working fine on your comp?

2006-06-08, 11:27 AM
i open them up with flac and it says wave in the file now
i dont have a wave editor
is thier one i can get
i have never tried this
16 bit files are working just fine
i also dont have foobar 2000
i have a pretty new computer mso i dont think i can be out of date
i should be able to support everything
you guys have made it so easy that a novice like me can enjoy our music
with out any troubles and a point and click thanks!!!!!!!!
i am trying to open the shooter jennings on etree and the guy didnt put up the 16 bit or i would not be asking
thanks for the response and any help would be great

2006-06-08, 11:50 AM
Regular audio CDs only have 16 bits. So you could either downsample the files to 16bit 44khz using your prefered wave editor, or attempt to burn a SuperAudioCD. No idea what prog lets you do this though. Maybe Samplitude 2496, but I never tried it.

2006-06-08, 12:09 PM
okay, to listen on your computer get foobar2k:

find & install the FLAC plugin, then (hopefully) you will be able to play 24bit files on your computer.

there is a free wav editor called audacity

go to preferences and look in the export settings, set it to 16bit 44100Hz (this is "cd quality"). make sure the dither is on highest quality. convert the files by loading from wav, then resaving to a new file with these settings. you will be able to burn an audio cdr for your car from the resulting wavs.

2006-06-08, 02:14 PM
thanks alot i will try that

2006-06-21, 07:02 AM
I take my 24/48 wave files and bring the into audition and dither to 16 bit but leave it at 48 .They seem to play fine in my car ,home, or PC. Is there someone with more knowlage than me that sees any trouble with 16/48 for CD ?Should I Bring it down to 16/44.1
There is a way to put the 24/48 straight onto dvd, but you will have to play them on a dvd player

2006-06-21, 08:24 AM
You can of course burn any type of file to a CD as data, not that you can necessarily be able to play it back in a CD player...

2006-06-21, 11:06 AM
Just a minor point: foobar2000 comes with flac support already installed. If you're going to listen to .shn files you will need the plugin from here (http://foosion.foobar2000.org/0.9/).

You can also use DVD-audiofile to create a DVD Audio disc that will play the 24 bit files on a DVD player/home theater system (assuming your DVD player supports DVD audio). Visit this thread (http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=52892.0) at tapersection.com to learn more about that option.

Editorial: I wish that when people seed things at 24 bit theat they would also seed a 16 bit so that we wouldn't have multiple 24 > 16 bit sources getting put into circulation.