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Need to compress my music Library?

I have a huge library. I used windows media player to rip most of my cds to my computer. I was wondering if there was another format that would save space, but minimize quality loss? Any suggestions?

Need to compress my music Library?

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what bit rate are you using? is it CBR, ABR or VBR? MP3 or WMA?

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what bit rate are you using? is it CBR, ABR or VBR? MP3 or WMA?
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WMA

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And what bitrate?

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And what bitrate?
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128


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Reply #6
This is just a comment: if you ripped and compressed at 128 KBps you are not too much concerned with quality.  Also, transcoding will reduce mediocre to pretty bad.  Why not add a second drive, or replace what you have with a larger one??? 
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Reply #7
Let's just say there are better choices out there. Have you looked at this audio format guide?
Tongue-tied and twisted - just an earthbound misfit, I

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Reply #8
I would re-rip; to just about anything but WMA. And I would re-rip at a higher bitrate than 128Kbps. Your easiest solution, whether you re-rip or not, and the cheapest, if you put a money-value on your time, is to just buy an external firewire or USB hard drive. External drives are less than a buck a gig. Internal drives, less than 50 cents!