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Will ripping my CDs to 24 bit sounds better?
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RE: Will ripping my CDs to 24 bit sounds better?

I know CDs only have 16bit/44.1khz. I wonder if I ripping my CDs through Foobar 2000 sounds better? Thanks.

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RE: Will ripping my CDs to 24 bit sounds better?

Err, no.

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You can't take a 16bit file and turn it into a 24bit file......it just doesn't work like that. Foobar is just a library system, it can't improve the sound of a file.

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RE: Will ripping my CDs to 24 bit sounds better?

Jason36 wrote:

You can't take a 16bit file and turn it into a 24bit file...

Well, you can, it's quite easy in fact. There isn't any point but you can definitely do it!

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RE: Will ripping my CDs to 24 bit sounds better?

The_Lhc wrote:

Jason36 wrote:

You can't take a 16bit file and turn it into a 24bit file...

Well, you can, it's quite easy in fact. There isn't any point but you can definitely do it!

So-called up-sampling. I tend to agree that in most circumstances, it going to make little difference.

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Some people believe it makes it worse. The extremes of 24-bit are beyond human hearing, so by converting from 16 to 24-bit, you are taking some sounds from within the hearing range to outside it.

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No.  You're better off spending the time finding well mastered versions of the recordings you like best.  IMO.

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jjbomber wrote:

...by converting from 16 to 24-bit, you are taking some sounds from within the hearing range to outside it.

 

You aren't.

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busb wrote:

So-called up-sampling. I tend to agree that in most circumstances, it going to make little difference.

 

A little difference is enough for some, in what circumstances would it make a difference?

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ReValveiT wrote:

jjbomber wrote:

...by converting from 16 to 24-bit, you are taking some sounds from within the hearing range to outside it.

 

You aren't.

Correct.  All you are doing in this instance is padding out a 16 bit file with zeroes.  It won't change the sound at all.

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RE: Will ripping my CDs to 24 bit sounds better?

You can take all the documents out of a drawer of a filing cabinet and split it between 2 drawers. It takes up twice as much space but it doesn't add any more information. So no point!

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