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best format for PS3 & iPod
Mac Dude 
30/8/08 4:38:26 PM
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I've come to the point where I want to re-organize my music library, and this includes re-ripping and replacing the low quality mp3 rips of my music collection.

So I was wondering if anyone had looked at this.

Size is not an issue, I want the best possible quality that's compatible between the two devices... I played with a couple of custom mp3 rips, some the PS3 could read, others it couldn't.

I figured someone must have gone down this path before :)

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zebra 
30/8/08 8:09:42 PM
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Unfortunately, I am leaning towards MP3 CBR 320kbps, rather than FLAC.

If you are "into it" enough, there are ways to play back FLAC audio on both the PS3 and the iPhone/iPod touch - but it requires hacking/modification/more than trivial behaviour...

So, for that reason, I'll say 320kbps mp3. Sure, it isn't lossless, but it comes fairly close to being "best quality possible" without using a more esoteric format that neither can read!

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Mac Dude 
31/8/08 3:53:17 PM
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thanks zeb.

I was playing with 256 VBR. I'm trying a few variations to see what works. It's a frigging pain!

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Master_Scythe 
31/8/08 6:11:11 PM
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same here.

MP3s sound a tiny tiny bit flat to me, however, I want them to fit on my MP3 player, by compatible in the car, not use 3billion gigabytes of data :P and a few other things.

As such, I too have gone for 320kbps MP3.



EDIT: actually I lie.
I use VBR Minimum 256, Max 320.

same shit though.


Edited by Master_Scythe: 31/8/2008 6:30:43 PM

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pwarren 
31/8/08 7:23:18 PM
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AAC is what I'd use for that situation.

Both the PS3 and the iPod can play them, and iTunes uses the format by default, you might want to bump up the bitrate a bit from the default, I use 320Kbps, and have trouble telling the difference between that and the FLAC file on my Home Theatre setup.

For linux there is the FAAC project, and the NeroAacEnc thing, which as the name would suggest is from Nero.

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Master_Scythe 
31/8/08 7:53:18 PM
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is AAC really that much better than MP3?

I dont wanna rip all of this again ><

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pwarren 
31/8/08 8:59:11 PM
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well IMO AAC is better. It's a newer codec, uses a far better psychoacoustic model than MP3, and is somewhat more space efficient for the same quality.

If you've already ripped, and are happy, don't worry about it.

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eckythump 
1/9/08 2:57:57 AM
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+1 for CBR MP3, be it 192, 256 or 320kbps. Whatever appeals to your ears most. I think this is your best bet for decent quality with decent portability between devices.

I use LAME to encode all my mp3s. These days, I use VBR. I usually use the options: --new-vbr -V0

I'm very happy with the results, but acknowledge this may not be portable for your needs.

But you be safe, and it's the best you can get if you use: -b 320

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