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Old 2007-08-11, 12:03 AM
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Re: Portable FLAC Players? Recomendations?

if you'll look at the freq response of an MP3 you encode at 320, 44.1 from CD, you'll notice that it is nearly full spectrum.

There are still a bazillion holes in the audio throughout the spectrum, but mr nyquist says 320k will net you the whole spectrum.

It moves the stairstepping aliasing from the roll-off way above the noticably-audible range, so you don't get that shitty "watery ching" sound you get from 'standard' MP3s encoded less than 256k.

It's no way to distribute audio, but for my portable player, it's the sweetspot in the tradeoff from space vs. quality.
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