audio format converter

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Fri Jul 31 17:18:43 UTC 2009

On Friday 31 July 2009, Terrell Prudé Jr. wrote:
>If they're .WAV files, then I'd convert them to Ogg Vorbis.  If they're
>FLAC files, then it depends on how much space you have/need.  Given that
>FLAC is lossless (like WAV), an Ogg Vorbis conversion will give you
>superlative quality.
I can heartily 2nd this, even to my 74 year old ears, an ogg, at the same 
final file size as an mp3, sounds much better, I think even at 128kb equ for 
both, there is little if any 'listener fatigue' for the ogg's, but the same 
playlist in mp3 gets shut down in 5 to 15 minutes, I'm tired of it.

>I just thought of a way to convert the lossy-formatted ones (e. g. WMV,
>MP3) so that there will be no further fidelity loss.  Consider
>converting these to FLAC, which is lossless.  The file size will be a
>bit bigger, but the fidelity will remain.

So will the listener fatigue of the src mp3.

>Pretty much all the SanDisk
>Sansa devices support FLAC (and Ogg Vorbis, BTW); I have a Sansa Clip
>that I just love for this reason.

Cheers, Gene
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