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iTunes versus Amazonmp3 versus 320 kbps
666dondraper
post May 5 2012, 00:23
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I was wondering which digital music retailer offers the highest quality being itunes versus Amazonmp3 and also how their 256 kbps compares to 320 kbps.
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post May 5 2012, 00:59
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iTunes = Apple claims it's CBR, iTunes does VBR but some say it's actually ABR 256Kbps

Amazon = LAME VBR -V 0

Google Play Music = LAME or Fraunhofer CBR 320Kbps


The quality is high, they sound all the same to me. I was more obsessed few months ago with encoders, I now say if it's not for archival purposes over 160Kbps LAME and AAC are both good.

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- 666dondraper   iTunes versus Amazonmp3 versus 320 kbps   May 5 2012, 00:23
- - Aaron74   QUOTE (666dondraper @ May 5 2012, 01:23) ...   May 5 2012, 00:43
- - eahm   iTunes = Apple claims it's CBR, iTunes does VB...   May 5 2012, 00:59
|- - Frankie   QUOTE (eahm @ May 4 2012, 15:59) Amazon =...   May 5 2012, 14:48
|- - db1989   QUOTE (Frankie @ May 5 2012, 14:48) I nev...   May 5 2012, 16:11
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (Frankie @ May 5 2012, 15:48) [img ...   May 5 2012, 18:43
- - skamp   Amazon offered me a 5 rebate on MP3s so I downloa...   May 5 2012, 07:19
|- - 666dondraper   QUOTE (skamp @ May 4 2012, 23:19) Amazon ...   May 5 2012, 08:39
|- - stephan_g   QUOTE (skamp @ May 5 2012, 07:19) 3 of th...   May 6 2012, 18:06
- - skamp   LAME 3.97 is almost 6 years old. My own LAME 3.99....   May 5 2012, 09:11
|- - dhromed   QUOTE (skamp @ May 5 2012, 09:11) they...   May 5 2012, 11:30
|- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (skamp @ May 5 2012, 10:11) and the...   May 5 2012, 15:40
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (skamp @ May 5 2012, 05:11) LAME 3....   May 5 2012, 16:16
- - skamp   The truth is, I have no idea what they're doin...   May 5 2012, 16:02
- - lvqcl   (Encspot: http://web.archive.org/web/2007121104423...   May 5 2012, 19:09
- - eahm   QUOTE (lvqcl @ May 5 2012, 11:09) (Encspo...   May 5 2012, 19:32
- - 666dondraper   So what's the final verdict? Both retailers ar...   May 7 2012, 19:18
|- - db1989   QUOTE (666dondraper @ May 7 2012, 19:18) ...   May 7 2012, 20:24
|- - 666dondraper   QUOTE (db1989 @ May 7 2012, 12:24) QUOTE ...   May 8 2012, 05:20
|- - DonP   QUOTE (db1989 @ May 7 2012, 15:24) QUOTE ...   May 9 2012, 14:36
|- - greynol   Isn't it also true that the fee also includes ...   May 9 2012, 16:43
|- - DonP   QUOTE (greynol @ May 9 2012, 11:43) Trans...   May 10 2012, 03:07
|- - 666dondraper   QUOTE (DonP @ May 9 2012, 19:07) QUOTE (g...   May 10 2012, 06:33
- - eahm   QUOTE (666dondraper @ May 7 2012, 21:20) ...   May 8 2012, 08:15
|- - db1989   QUOTE (eahm @ May 8 2012, 08:15) QUOTE (6...   May 8 2012, 09:40
||- - greynol   QUOTE (db1989 @ May 8 2012, 01:40) But I ...   May 9 2012, 07:49
|- - DonP   QUOTE (eahm @ May 8 2012, 03:15) QUOTE (6...   May 9 2012, 14:39
- - tedgo   I know its not the answer to the question but here...   May 8 2012, 08:26
- - kornchild2002   Even if Apple were to start offering higher qualit...   May 8 2012, 10:38
- - RobertoDomenico   Keep in mind that Lame encoded files do not play b...   May 8 2012, 11:46
|- - 666dondraper   QUOTE (RobertoDomenico @ May 8 2012, 03:4...   May 9 2012, 06:46
|- - db1989   QUOTE (666dondraper @ May 9 2012, 06:46) ...   May 9 2012, 09:32
- - mixminus1   ...meaning "last you heard" was early 20...   May 9 2012, 15:07
- - kornchild2002   Apple started offering free downloads of previousl...   May 10 2012, 00:54
- - RobertoDomenico   I just asked my father do you prefer lossy format ...   May 10 2012, 06:24


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