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Which ripping format/CODEC do you use?


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When I rip vinyl, I go to WAV at all the bandwidth my DAC can handle (192kHz, 24-bit). Makes a HUGE file for, say, an album. I use some software that guesses where the breaks are based on the track length input and blank space, but it's not very good, and I have to manually adjust every track (a real PITA). I then down-convert the WAV files to Apple lossless. I adjust the sampling rate down to 48kHz, because that's as much as my Squeezeboxes can take, but I keep the WAV files to play direct through my big rig off the attached computer. I do the same with SACDs through the Oppo.

 

For ripping directly from CD (or hybrid SACD), I use Apple lossless directly into iTunes. The only reason I use that codec is that it's what iTunes uses, and iTunes is directly recognizable by the software that runs my Squeezeboxes (SqueezeCenter). I hear FLAC is good too, if you use Winamp as a player.

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Hey Rich,

 

What about including in the poll the only important one....WAVE! =;

I realized I skipped WAV after I'd created the poll, and although I can edit my first post, I can't change the poll contents #-o

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OK. Then I'll just drop a vote into the "Other" category.

 

I expect to be lonely there!! Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person left around that wants to listen to ALL the music recorded. As my wife's niece kept saying at Christmas time..."That's soooo....OLD SCHOOL!"

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Rich, I use the JVD modified autocorrelator on my C-4000 to get rid of most noise. I only use digital pop and click very sparingly. It ruins the sparkle in most recordings, and really doesn't get rid of pops and clicks anyway, if they are annoying.

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Rich' date=' I use the JVD modified autocorrelator on my C-4000 to get rid of most noise. I only use digital pop and click very sparingly. It ruins the sparkle in most recordings, and really doesn't get rid of pops and clicks anyway, if they are annoying.[/quote']

I'd heard similar about digital pop removal, UNLESS you have the $$$$$ or are Lucas labs and spend the big bucks.

I used to have an SAE surface noise reducer back in the day; semi-decent for recovering what would otherwise be total loss vinyl

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AIFF is the only real choice for quality. I think I heard a "wave" at the ocean, or is that some silly format that the accountant's pc uses when the Winblows? If you want superior audio and video, use a Mac! :ddd

 

Sound Soap II from BIAS does a good job of removing those annoying sounds from those black frisbees they used to sell, and it is affordable. After a job of over 100 hours of old jazz frisbee conversion to digital files and then clean-up, I now really really hate jazz.

 

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