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RadioDJ v1.7+ => General Talking => Topic started by: ncborges on June 22, 2014, 07:21:51 PM

Title: MOving for WMA
Post by: ncborges on June 22, 2014, 07:21:51 PM
What guys would consider the best sample rate to reproduce files in WMA format with RadioDJ, please?
I would re sample all my libraries with the same value to avoid some distortions I've got with mp3.

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: MOving for WMA
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on June 22, 2014, 07:55:59 PM
Personally I would avoid WMA I tried converting mp3's to WMA  a few years back to save on disk space.

Biggest  mistake I ever made. They sounded awful.

General rule of thumb for mp3 files they should be 320kbps and volume leveled with a program such as mp3gain

You can DL that here http://www.mediafire.com/download/t9qwbfke5g88fte/mp3gain-win-full-1_2_5.exe (http://www.mediafire.com/download/t9qwbfke5g88fte/mp3gain-win-full-1_2_5.exe)

If you should get any tracks that are clipping try running them through Audacity and running Clip fix that generally solves my clipping issues!

Title: Re: MOving for WMA
Post by: ncborges on June 22, 2014, 11:45:36 PM
Thnaks  Lot Gay, I do use mp3gain. I'm a little bothered with mp3 and had a great sound with some wma's, cause this I asked. I will have a look throughout the week to see what I get.
Title: Re: MOving for WMA
Post by: packzap on June 23, 2014, 07:12:55 AM
For the love of God, do not encode anything with WMA! :'(  It's one of the most horrible sounding codec's known to man. 

MP3 at 320k sounds OK.  But, it's now 2014. Storage is getting cheap.  Save your ears and any future generations listening, encode files in a lossless format like WAV or FLAC.  I heartily recommend FLAC.  It's about half the file size of wave's and about double the size of an mp3 320k, or thereabouts.  The uncompressed nature of the lossless format (wav or flac) yields a more pure sound, especially when used in conjunction with streaming radio codecs.
Title: Re: MOving for WMA
Post by: ncborges on June 29, 2014, 03:13:23 PM
For the love of God, do not encode anything with WMA! :'(  It's one of the most horrible sounding codec's known to man. 

MP3 at 320k sounds OK.  But, it's now 2014. Storage is getting cheap.  Save your ears and any future generations listening, encode files in a lossless format like WAV or FLAC.  I heartily recommend FLAC.  It's about half the file size of wave's and about double the size of an mp3 320k, or thereabouts.  The uncompressed nature of the lossless format (wav or flac) yields a more pure sound, especially when used in conjunction with streaming radio codecs.

Thanks for the clues guys. I have around 68.000 mp3 files and I can't afford find out all these things in flac format. As well, re-convert a mp3 with 128 kbps for a flac or wav, i don't believe will get better sound. I can start by now, collecting something in flac but the option still being mp3 at 320 kbps. Storage is not problem as I have 16 Terabytes here. Problem is the time to find, download and re-organize all IDV tags..
thanks guys
Title: Re: MOving for WMA
Post by: joshuatree44 on June 29, 2014, 05:30:33 PM
I gave up on ID3 tags. They are half the time wrong these days as if someone puts in the wrong one it is that way until someone else fixes it.
320kbps or higher is good for Mp3. FLAC is nice but only if you have the original CDs or media.
Title: Re: MOving for WMA
Post by: ncborges on June 29, 2014, 09:59:48 PM
Personally I would avoid WMA I tried converting mp3's to WMA  a few years back to save on disk space.

Biggest  mistake I ever made. They sounded awful.

General rule of thumb for mp3 files they should be 320kbps and volume leveled with a program such as mp3gain

You can DL that here http://www.mediafire.com/download/t9qwbfke5g88fte/mp3gain-win-full-1_2_5.exe (http://www.mediafire.com/download/t9qwbfke5g88fte/mp3gain-win-full-1_2_5.exe)

If you should get any tracks that are clipping try running them through Audacity and running Clip fix that generally solves my clipping issues!

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Title: Re: MOving for WMA
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on June 29, 2014, 11:00:45 PM
Sorry about that I'm not taking personal messages at the moment. I was getting a bit snowed under with questions that people should really be asking on the forums.  :bash:

I'll Pm you my email.