and this rip is supposed to be superior
It even had some spectrograms and samples included to prove so.
The spectrogram compared to the CD version looks like.. well a normalized one - with a lot of space above and below if u get my meaning.
By whom? What evidence did these people provide that allowed you to deduce that the vinyl rip is superior?
Also, MP3 and most other lossy formats do not have a bit-depth; the samples are stored in floating-point. In other words, you cannot specify a bit-depth for such an encoder to use; it'll do whatever it pleases with the bits you allow it.16 bit and (especially) 44.1 kHz are more than adequate for the vast majority of listeners, whether the audio is losslessly or lossily encoded. And you make a good point that using anything higher when encoding to a lossy format is probably completely unnecessary.
Hi guys! First off happy holidays! Now, I know I'll get murdered for this thread but I have to ask this. I have a vinyl rip of an album in FLAC that's 24bit and 96khz. The size is over 1GB so naturally I'd like to convert it to an mp3.What would be the best way to do it so to preserve the original rip's depth and quality in a way that matters? I mean I can probably convert it to a standart 44khz 16bit mp3s but that would defeat the purpose, won't it? Or is there any point to try to preserve some part of the original quality when it's gonna be a mp3 anyway.Thanks and have mercy!
There is mp3 surround by fraunhofer, according to the review it supports 24bit (not sure if it means that the wav meant for encoding can be 24bit or if it encodes the mp3 in 24bit depth
Quote from: zmejce on 11 January, 2012, 10:02:54 AMThere is mp3 surround by fraunhofer, according to the review it supports 24bit (not sure if it means that the wav meant for encoding can be 24bit or if it encodes the mp3 in 24bit depthLossy encodes do not have a bit depth. AFAIK they do not even contain information as to the bit depth of the source. They can then be decoded to whatever bit depth you like, even 64 bit float etc.