Stefano wrote:Chair wrote:I only ever host audio that I encode myself.
When it comes to audio quality, I am extremely fussy. I only encode my audio on the highest quality settings using 'Helix MP3 Encoder', which often gives better results than it's main competitor 'Lame'. My audio is converted into MP3 format from lossless audio files.
I host all of my audio files on FileDen after I'm finished converting/encoding them.
This song was taken from my own collection:
I doubt you guys like Canadian redneck music, but you never know.
Not bad, actually.
What other audio tools do you use?
When I encode? When I rip? When I convert?
For encoding I use 'dBpoweramp Converter' with 'Helix Audio Encoder' to convert my lossless audio files to the highest possible quality MP3s.
When I rip, I use 'Exact Audio Copy' with the 'FLAC' audio encoder. My settings are set so that I'm ensured to get a 1:1 CD backup, with proper gaps, a proper read offset, and CRCs which match the source audio CD. I also have 'EAC' set to 'Secure Mode'.
If my rips aren't 1:1 copies, I scrap them.