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Subject: Re: 16/24bit?

Re: 16/24bit?

From: Dave Hooper <>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 12:28:42 +0000

If you have an digital (i.e. optical or coax) output on your minidisc player and the same kind of input on your soundcard then it could be advantageous to recor
d digitally to capture the 24 bit data and encode to an appropriate format (although i don't know what formats support 24 bit data)
otherwise if you're recording via analog you might as well stick with 16 bit using your current soundcard.

Also, in my experience, minidisc compression is worse quality than mp3 anyway - i doubt 24 bits make any audible difference...

------- Original message -------
From: David Pedersen <>
Sent: 12.9.'06, 16:46

> Sorry, this migh be a silly question:
> I have approx. 200 MiniDiscs, filled with recordings. I now want to transfer
> them into my Archos. The miniDiscs are mainly recorded with 24bit
> technology. My soundCard on the computer only supports 16bit. Ok, I know,
> that it is no problem to record the 24bit discs with my 16bit soundcard, as
> I already have done so, in several cases; and then turn the whole thing into
> MP3. But my question is:
> Would I have any benefit of getting a 24bit soundcard for the computer?
> Does the MP3 technology care for 24bit? And will the RB/Archos give me
> better sound with the 24bits?
> David
> Archos JBR v1, RB2.5
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