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Old 2005-01-25, 05:02 PM
4candles 4candles is offline
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Re: DAB (mp2) or FM?

Assuming you have good FM reception, then record the FM broadcast - it will be infinitely better than your DAB radio, which only uses 128kbps for Radio 2 (and most other music stations). The best digital version of Radio 2 will be the 192kbps satellite stream (or the 192kbps "Freeview" stream), but even those are probably not as good as a decent FM recording.

However, the BBC use NICAM digital links to feed their network of FM transmitters (NICAM is 14-bit, 32KHz PCM audio, transmitted using a lossy compression scheme reducing the 14-bits per sample down to 10 bits per sample - a system that's also used for transmitting digital sound with analogue TV in most of Europe). So an FM signal is far from lossless, even before it leaves the transmitter.
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