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    Question what programs do you use to rip your cds into mp3?

    hello,

    I've been trying to get all my cd's into mp3 (about 150 cd's i want a high bitrate...so i've been going w/ 192bps). I've been trying to use a audiocatalas...it seems to work well (ie no sync loss) only if the cd is in perfect condition anyone got any sugetsions to fix this or know of any other software that would work better...if possable w/ the normalazation (keeps loud cd's and quiet all the same loudness) feature...if any sugestions i'd be much appreciative thanks

    mark

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    Try audiograbber it rocks, it does upto 256kbps.

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    I use Media Jukebox, im too lazy to steal any other encoders so I just use this freeware one. You can find it at mp3.com. It actually kicks quite a bit of *** and encodes pretty fast too.

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    Adaptec EZ CD Pro for ripping

    MP3 producer pro (by the Fronhofer institute) for encoding.

    It's not the friendliest or cheapest stuff available but it's the best out there.

    Have Fun,
    Blackwind

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    Music Match Jukebox

    Automajically labels the songs,

    You can select any level of compression, even VBR

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    Ive been using a program called CDeX.
    Its so simple to use, can encode upto 320bps, and its really quick too.
    My system consists of a P3 500E, 128meg PC133 Ram, and a cheap Lite On CDRom. I can rip a 5 minute song at 196bps in about 2 minutes flat. And best of all its free.
    http://www.cdex.n3.net/

    Try it out, Ive got 7 or 8 other rippers and this is the best Ive found so far.

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    I use Exact Audio Copy - http://www.exactaudiocopy.de with the Lame Encoder - www.sulaco.org/mp3. Several sites have said Lame is the best Mp3 encoder available (much better than Xing). Both programs are freeware.


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    Many folks don't realize the vast difference in encoding quality between different MP3 encoders. One encoder's 160kb is not the same as another's 160kb.

    Also, most folks only talk about audible distortion when they discuss the sound quality issues involved with encoding at lower bit rates.

    What gets left out are the ideas of stereo separation, imaging and soundstage. I've been using Audioactive Production Studio because I heard it's the best. When I saw someone mention VBR here (and also how fast it was) with MusicMatch, I had to give it a try. MusicMatch is fast and the VBR is cool if your rig is compatible. However, the soundstage is extremely compressed... almost sounds like it's in mono instead of stereo. Audioactive Production Studio's Franhoufer encoder talks a LOOONG time to encode (10 mins for a complex 6 minute song). But it preserves the separation and soundstage to give you accurate imaging.

    So it's a trade off. If you're only interested in ripping/encoding your CDs in order to get them into your box to hear them in your car, then imaging is not a big concern and a fast, free encoder will server you well. However, if you are "format shifting" and you are encoding your CDs (or more important stuff like old records or old reel-to-reel tapes) in order to permanently archive them in a more compact digital format, then Audioactive Production Studio is the only way to go. It's with the extra time for me to have 160kb MP3s that blow away 320kb MP3s from the free encoders.

    See ya,
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    I use mp3 to wave. It does not rely on a sound card like many others so it has a better quality.
    www.athome-shopping.com
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    sorry miss read that. To rip a cd I use audiocalist.

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