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Old 07-25-2008, 01:25 PM
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Default Ogg Vorbis on e280--Good Kilobits Setting

I have my e280 v1 (Rockbox'd) and am CONSIDERING trying out some Ogg conversions of my MP3s. I may just stick to MP3 just something I am considering (or maybe for a 4G Sansa Clip if I get one for bike-riding and basketball).

My question is simple--what is a good kilobits setting for good quality without the files still being the same filesize as the original MP3.

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Old 07-25-2008, 01:45 PM
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I'm pretty much satisfied with 110 ABR (average bitrate) kbit/s also known as q3, you may go down to 96kbit/s without losing much quality. Try not to use a fixed bitrate setting. Also, use the AuToV mod for vorbis, as this is specialized on low-bitrate files (and thus giving better quality than the default vorbis codec).

NOTE: This only applies when converting from a lossless source, e.g. wav or flac. Transcoding from MP3 (which is already lossy) to another lossy codec like vorbis will most likely cause noticable drops in sound quality. I actually recommend sticking to MP3 unless the files are over 256kbit/s.
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:53 PM
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I would recommend not converting any mp3's to ogg, only do it if you have the original cd, or a lossless copy.
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:49 PM
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Default Thanks for Clarifications (Ogg Vorbis)

Thanks for the clarifications. Most of the songs I have are MP3s downloaded with (ahem) Napster back in the day, or songs I now download at Amazon or Rhapsody.

I have at times thought it would be great to have the original CD so I could create the type of audio files I like. I suppose that way I could rip them to WAV (or FLAC) then I could convert those files to (say) 160-192k MP3s for larger players, to 96k Ogg Vorbis for smaller clips like (say) the 4G Clip I have considered at times for basketball/bike-riding. Heck, I have the hard drive space for it (a 200G that has almost nothing else on it).

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Old 07-27-2008, 04:22 AM
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What the person above me said. Don't covert from an mp3, convert froma lossless format.
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