Rip to WMA or MP3?

  hawthorn59 21:03 01 Jul 2008
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Im about to rip a few cds of my collection; as i may want to burn them again to a compilation does it make any difference which format I rip to, WMA or mp3?

I notice in my library I have both, and the mp3 files seem to be larger.

I also presume WMA wont play on mp3 players? So if I ever wanted to do that is there a way to convert wmas to mp3?

thanks

h

  DJ Techz 21:14 01 Jul 2008

Just rip them to MP3. You can get better sound quality and there will be no need t oconvert them later on

  peter99co 21:18 01 Jul 2008

I don't know what proportion of players will play both WMA and MP3 but I think it is probably high

  grey george 21:25 01 Jul 2008

If you have Roxio or some thing similar you can covert back and forth between formats. But any quality lost by the mp3 compression process can not be brought back. As you have the cds you can always go back to the originals.

  AL47 23:52 01 Jul 2008

stick with mp3 320 cbr or mp3 approx 220 vbr,

everytime you convert you loose data, dont convert an already converted file!

  Dopeman 00:09 02 Jul 2008

i'd just play it safe and choose mp3, most CD players will play mp3 but i don't know whether that applies to wma plus mp3s are better quality

dopeman

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