I can't tell the difference, with these older mono records, when listening to the original and a high bit-rate MP3, but I don't have audiophile gear or anything like that. Still, I'd like the best quality possible for any future requirements.
What type of lossless compression ratios do you get with those old mono records
Still it might be worthwhile look at something like lossyway
If you can keep them lossless then you are less likely to want to kick yourself for transcoding to a lossy codec at some point when disk space ultimately becomes no problem at all....
QuoteWhat type of lossless compression ratios do you get with those old mono records Not sure how I'd measure that.
QuoteStill it might be worthwhile look at something like lossyway I hadn't heard of that before. Read up a little on it . . . it's beyond my meager grasp.
I'd recommend that you up-convert your current MP3s to FLAC, purely for archival purposes - much quicker than re-ripping them.