Speaking longterm tho, worst case scenario, there will be NO support for MPC on portable.
My question is, how much quality am I loosing if :
Well, I am afraid that the Rocksbox project might leave it support and development and then we will rely solely on stock firmware. Way things are going, nothing but lossless and mp3 will be supported.. I know that I certainly did not gain quality, thats out of the question... I am asking because I want to listen to best quality even but if I am forced to transcode to mp3 then am I stuck with *itty music quality. I listened to the two and on headphones I could not detect anything... I am buying a new car sometime soon tho, and new cars have aux input for portables, thus my music would be played in god car speakers and shitty quality would be audible ... I personally think that mp3 handles poorly the drums you know hi hats, cymballs ..
A few things i'd like to say:1. If AT PRESENT your portable supports MPC, why bother transcoding RIGHT NOW? just leave it as MPC, but rip new cds as MP3 or whatever it is you think will serve you best.
Quote from: kanak on 25 March, 2007, 08:33:16 PMA few things i'd like to say:1. If AT PRESENT your portable supports MPC, why bother transcoding RIGHT NOW? just leave it as MPC, but rip new cds as MP3 or whatever it is you think will serve you best.I am not transcoding right now. I am asking the question because I want to know -- should I still be encoding in MPC or should I encode my new music in mp3 from now on. I do not want to move away from MPC, but if the MPC is dying and it is kind of dead... Thank god theres Rocksbox. If it aint for Rocksbox, however, my collection is useless as MPC. I was wonderingg if a test or comparison has been done so far to examine the quality loss MPC-->mp3.
another, mpc --insane is great for transcoding to portable mp3 settings (-V4, etc) and "back in the day" i was unable to ABX mpc@insane>mp3@128 versus wav>mp3@128. in many instances i was able to ABX mpc@standard>lame@preset_standard, tho.later
Were your tests sighted or blind?