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    Little Dreamer
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    Here's a bonehead question for you all:

    If I download a remastered VH song on Napster, does it still sound as good when I burn it onto a cd as if I had purchased the cd in the stores? Thanks!

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    Good question. I have no idea. Anyone wanna take this one?

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    Not a boneheaded question. I have no idea and wouldn't mind finding out myself.

    Either that or we are both boneheads.


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    diamonds4ever
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    When you have a .wav file, which is what you burn onto cd, and compress it to .mp3 you lose a lot of high end. To me, there is a big difference when I make a cd with .wav files straight from another cd and add .mp3 files converted to .wav in with it. I can tell the difference. It still sounds good, but what's the point of it being remastered if you are going to lose some too. You probably wouldn't know it was remastered anymore. Your best bet on this one would be no. Take it from someone with over 2000 mp3s.

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    I agree with d4e's assessment. If you want to tell the difference, download a VH mp3 you have on CD and listen to them one after the other. A high bit rate will help, but most MP3s on Napster are 128-160 kbps, which is still quite noticable if you have a decent ear. You don't need to be Eddie to hear the difference.

    I'm not complaining, though. MP3 is one of the great developments in compression technology.

    DTK

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    Thanks guys!

    So, if I were to download a song with a very high bitrate (say 256 or higher), and then burn it, you think I could achieve cd-like, remastered, quality?

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    First off, if you burn a song off a cd, it USUALLY won't be of the same quality anyways. Most people just use a shareware of freeware program off the net that allows them to rip cd's. Nearly all of these programs do so at less than or near-cd quality. So on Napster, you are probably getting a good deal of these types of files, AND there's no way to tell before you d/l.

    You are just better buying them if you are REALLY interested in hearing them.

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    The remaster's are not CD's they are HDCD's! If you look on the back it will say HDCD next to the WB logo!

    [This message has been edited by TF5150 (edited September 19, 2000 at 06:12 PM).]

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    diamonds4ever
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    Bigger bit rate means bigger files. Which means taking up that much more space on the disk. And your sound level would be much higher. Mp3s are great to listen to but if you want the difference between the remasters and the originals to really come out where you can hear it properly, you better pick them up. Otherwise it probably won't matter.

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    Little Dreamer
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    You don't want to get the songs off napster anyway........support the band!!!!!!!

 

 

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