I am about to start putting all my audio CDs on to a hard drive (as Mp3s) using MusicMatch Jukebox.
I am wondering whether to stick to the 96kbps CD quality rip speed or increase this to a higher value for improved sound. I realise this would make a bigger file size but that is not an issue really. Would a speed of 256kbps make a big improvement in sound for instance?
Its free and I find quicker and easier than Musicmatch - NB in order for it to look up the cddb for track names you have to put your email address (or something that looks like an email address like [email protected])under options/settings/remote cddb
You wont hear much sound quaility improvement from 128kbs upwards unless you have exceptional hearing.The size at witch you rip is only really limited by the space on your hard drive more Kbs the bigger the file,you may want to consider if you plan to copy them back to a cd at some point that the smaller the file the more files you can get on the cd.It may also depend on what MP3 codec you use as to the quaility you get some are better than others.