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feralicious
2005-04-13, 01:32 AM
When checking for SBEs two shows came up with cxx (I think that's what it said, it's on my computer upstairs) which I looked up and found to be "not CD quality". So I converted a couple tracks to wav to analyze them in AnalFreq and EAC and both told me they weren't 44.1, that they were 48kHz.

So... what should I do?

h_vargas
2005-04-13, 04:18 AM
ummm, keep the 48 kHz files archived on media... then resample (48>44.1 kHz) the audio and burn audio cds for yourself if you so desire...?

btw, if you use Nero (i know, you have a Mac, but i thought i read before you have a PC as well... but i could be, and probably am, wrong on that), you can do the simple drag & drop of the WAV files in the Audio CD compilation window, and it automatically resamples to 44.1 kHz. :cool: of course, if you used WavLab or some similar type program, i'm sure the results would be better... but if you're just looking for a quick and dirty way to get the audio on cd for yourself only on a commute to work, i find the Nero resampling *acceptable* in that type of circumstance.

dadgad
2005-04-13, 06:36 AM
ummm, keep the 48 kHz files archived on media... then resample (48>44.1 kHz) the audio and burn audio cds for yourself if you so desire...?

btw, if you use Nero (i know, you have a Mac, but i thought i read before you have a PC as well... but i could be, and probably am, wrong on that), you can do the simple drag & drop of the WAV files in the Audio CD compilation window, and it automatically resamples to 44.1 kHz. :cool: of course, if you used WavLab or some similar type program, i'm sure the results would be better... but if you're just looking for a quick and dirty way to get the audio on cd for yourself only on a commute to work, i find the Nero resampling *acceptable* in that type of circumstance.

Ditto.

Weazel
2005-04-13, 10:01 AM
or keep the 48 khz files and make a DVD-A from it.

DoIFeelLucky
2005-04-13, 10:48 AM
SRCdrop (http://www.rarewares.org/files/others/srcdropV0.4.zip) is a simple drag-and-drop program for very high quality resampling of WAV files (ie better than a lot of those built-in automatic resamplers). Right-click on the box to bring up a menu in which you can select resampling options. Drop WAV files (singly or in groups) from Windows Explorer onto the box to create resampled copies (it won't delete the originals unless you tell it to).

(Using the "best" settings, speed is pretty reasonable on my Pentium 4.)

Free, high-quality, and simple to use!

feralicious
2005-04-13, 03:11 PM
Thanks everyone!

I'd kind of rather not save the 48kHz since it's just seems problematic, but I archive everything. What are your opinions on converting using something like WavLab or SRCdrop and losing the 48kHz files? Also, do Cool Edit Pro and Audition do conversions as well? I have both of those somewhere, I've just never cracked them open.

And yes, h_, I have both Mac and PC. My Mac is supposed to be for work only but somehow I seem to keep spilling music over onto it. Don't know how that happens. ;)

saltman
2005-04-13, 03:29 PM
audition and CEP are the same software.. and yes they do the conversions.
48kHz are great for DVDs...

GregY
2005-04-13, 07:41 PM
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I'd kind of rather not save the 48kHz since it's just seems problematic

It's really not that problematic and once you figure out the best way to resample for your needs, you can easily do it in the future if you need to reburn as audio or reburn audio discs for someone else. If you preserve the 48kHz files, you'll always have them for the future, e.g. burning DVDs, listening through a PC, etc.

By the way, it's so nice to see such nice responses here.

Five
2005-04-13, 08:52 PM
Thanks everyone!

I'd kind of rather not save the 48kHz since it's just seems problematic, but I archive everything. What are your opinions on converting using something like WavLab or SRCdrop and losing the 48kHz files? Also, do Cool Edit Pro and Audition do conversions as well? I have both of those somewhere, I've just never cracked them open.

And yes, h_, I have both Mac and PC. My Mac is supposed to be for work only but somehow I seem to keep spilling music over onto it. Don't know how that happens. ;)
Yeah, you can use CEP/Audition to resample, I think it's in the edit menu "change sample format"... the default quality is 150, set it to max (999) then listen carefully to the results. You don't get something for nothing...

h_vargas
2005-04-14, 01:17 AM
DoIFeelLucky - thanks for that link. i'll take a look at that program in a bit. i only use Nero in those situations where i'm simply making a quick "for my ears only" copy. if i'm going to go to the trouble of making a nice audio set and doing any tweaking i want, then i open up Audition and/or WavLab and get to work. ;)


feralicious - KEEP the 48 kHz files!!! :D seriously, with DVD authoring programs on the rise, and even in existence now, it's very cool to have the audio virtually untouched and burned directly to DVD... and having several shows on a single disc without having to change the disc rules.

uhclem
2005-04-15, 10:50 PM
I'd kind of rather not save the 48kHz since it's just seems problematic, but I archive everything.
If you archive everything definitely keep the 48kHz files. As was stated above there's nothing problematic about it. It's no different from archiving 44.1kHz files. The only reason to downsample to 44.1kHz would be to burn to an audio CD. If you plan to burn more audio CDs later on you can just downsample again which isn't all that difficult. Don't forget to fix the SBEs on your downsampled wave files before burning to audio CD.

feralicious
2005-04-16, 01:49 PM
Okay boys, I'm keeping the 48kHz files! Whee!!!

Rogue Diabetic
2006-10-18, 09:19 PM
I am using this program SRCdrop right now and I think it's ridiculously simple and is working so well. Thanks much!

The link you posted is expired, feel free to use this one: SRCdrop (http://www.rarewares.org/files/others/srcdropV0.5.zip)

SRCdrop (http://www.rarewares.org/files/others/srcdropV0.4.zip) is a simple drag-and-drop program for very high quality resampling of WAV files (ie better than a lot of those built-in automatic resamplers). Right-click on the box to bring up a menu in which you can select resampling options. Drop WAV files (singly or in groups) from Windows Explorer onto the box to create resampled copies (it won't delete the originals unless you tell it to).

(Using the "best" settings, speed is pretty reasonable on my Pentium 4.)

Free, high-quality, and simple to use!

wharfrat73
2006-10-18, 10:44 PM
DVD-Audiofile (http://24bit.turtleside.com/)

This is a free Windows GUI, based on the open source project above, developed by Scott Brown. At this point in time, it is at version 0.42. You must have java runtime installed for this to work. This program will create an ISO file of a DVD-Audio disc, which you can then burn with Nero, DVD Decryptor, or any other burning program. This program will create the DVD-Audio ISO from either WAV files or FLAC files. This software is likely to be updated often. You can download the program right here. This free program works great, and is definitely recommended.