Mp3 Vs WMA

  Daz35 13:48 14 Jun 2004

Most of my music collection is encoded at 128Kbps and I'm running out of space on my laptop, so would like to convert some of my collection to WMA files.

I have the tool to do it, and have read somewhere that you can encode WMA files at 64Kbps to achieve the same quality as Mp3's encoded at 128Kbps, but using a lot less disk space.

So, is a WMA file encoded at 64Kbps the same quality as an Mp3 encoded at 128Kbps?

Any advice/opinions welcome.


  TBH1 15:24 14 Jun 2004

your gonna have to convert one and let your ears tell you. There is a format coming out shortly, mp3pro I think its called - I think that converts to half size of mp3 and is a far superior quality

  Daz35 15:34 14 Jun 2004

I have converted a few, and they didn't sound any different to be honest.

I just wondered if anyone knew the 'equivalents' in terms of encoding Mp3 and WMA.

Mp3pro is already on the market and I have the codecs to convert to it, but not all players will play the files.

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