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Old 09-28-01, 10:59 AM
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Best program for conversion to MP3

I'm looking for one that can do WAV, CDA, et al files. Any reliable programs out there? Thanks
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If your looking to create .mp3 files, the best encoder is LAME. You can start here:
http://www.mp3dev.org/mp3/

You might need a front end if you don't want to use command line, they have some links there I think.
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I like MusicMatch. I find it to have the best sound quality. The only downside is that the program is a bit slow to load.
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I recommend ...

EAC for ripping from .cda (regular cd tracks to .wav) for the highest quality ripping.

Then the latest version of of the LAME codec for conversion to mp3. I'm using 3.91 or something like that. I'm sure that it's been upgraded lately.

This is used by many to get the best possible quality.

Check out

r3mix.net for some good info.
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Originally posted by namja
I like MusicMatch. I find it to have the best sound quality. The only downside is that the program is a bit slow to load.
I'll second Music Match. Easy to use, and I have only had a couple of audible glitches in thousands of rips.
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MusicMatch -- good interface, easy to use, plus the licensed the original Fraunhoffer codec, which is widely considered to be the best codec. MusicMatch is the only free software I know that uses it, as it's fairly expensive to license.
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Question about Music Match

I recently installed a Sony CD-RW and it came with B's Recorder Gold as the software.

If I download the MusicMatch 7.0 software, any ideas if it will interfere with the B's Recorder?

Thanks!!
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http://www.cdex.n3.net/ with the LAME codec.
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Originally posted by Scarecrow
http://www.cdex.n3.net/ with the LAME codec.
I use CDex also.

It is a very simple, but effective program
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I used to use MusicMatch, but was told by some "professionals" that EAC to rip the CDs to WAV and LAME to go to MP3 was the only way to go. There's a LAME plugin for Winamp.
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I use EAC and LAME, it might not be the very fastest, but it has the best quality by far. Check here:

http://www.r3mix.net/
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I got a CD burner not too long ago. Just started buring music with it today using CDEX and it works great.
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Rip my CD's with EAC and then run Lameb overnight.
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I use Poikosoft Easy CD-DA Extractor. Uses Lame encoder. Does direct CD -> MP3 and also has file converter.
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What are you looking for?
If you want Easy, use Music Match. It rips, plays, edits and re-encodes and it's very simple to use.

It has really good sound quality, some are better. But how many can really notice a difference? If you have a very good ear and really good equipment then go with LAME, but if you're like most people and can't tell a difference then use Music match.

Why not use both and see which is better for you?

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