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Postby belveder on Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:52 pm

Could anyone please recommend a good burning program that will let me burn music at 24 or 32 bit. Nero doesn't so I have to find something else.

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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Jul 28, 2003 8:03 pm

Well, Belveder, I don't know about the 24 bit/32 bit stuff. However, I use MusicMatch Jukebox to burn Audio CDs and am satisfied with it. You might want to D/L a trial version and test it.

Nice dream catcher. We've got a couple of them around here, somewhere. Bought a real nice double neck jug on the Navajo Reservation this spring - roadside stand, just outside of Page, Arizona.

No worries, mate. :D
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Postby belveder on Mon Jul 28, 2003 8:17 pm

Thanks for the compliment :D Love American Native stuff, although it's not easy to get here except for dream catchers, every 3rd person is selling them or making them, to commercialized here in that respect.

I tried a demo version MusicMatch 8 and every time I installed it I lost all my CDRoms and had to format, not game to go near it now lol
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Postby Inertia on Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:32 pm

belveder,

CD recordings are always made at 16 bits, which means that a 24 bit recording must first be converted to 16 bits before it is recorded as a CD.

There is an interesting discussion of the effect of bit depth and listening tests with results at:
Is 24-bit Recording Really Better?
and Ethan Winer's Bit-Depth Test, Listener Comments
and Analysis of Ethan Winer's Bit-Depth Listening Test
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Postby cfitz on Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:48 pm

I see Inertia beat me to the punch. That isn't surprising. He often does. :)

Anyway, to add just a little bit to Inertia's comments, the reason CD recordings are always made at 16 bits is because the Red Book standard that defines the CD-DA (CD Digital Audio) format requires 16-bit, 44.1 kHz PCM encoding of audio.

If you want to burn CDs with higher resolution, you will have to burn your files as data files on an ISO-9660 data CD in whatever higher resolution format you are using to capture the audio. Then you will probably have to play them back on your computer with a player that is compatible with that higher resolution format. There are some stand-alone devices that will play mp3 files on a data CD, but I don't know about stand-alone players that will play high-resolution formats. By the way, what format are you using?

By the way, don't confuse standard CD-DA discs with the newer Super Audio CD discs. These are a completely different format, and existing burners can not burn Super Audio CDs.

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Postby belveder on Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:58 pm

Thanks alot for that, now I understand it all, and can stay with Nero, except for the cover printing lol

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Postby Inertia on Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:59 pm

You're very welcome. :)
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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:02 pm

Belveder,

Maybe the trouble that you were having with MM is that you were burning the wrong kind of music. Seems to work just fine for C&W.
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Postby belveder on Tue Jul 29, 2003 1:05 am

I never burnt any music at all with it, I lost my drives as soon as I installed it lol
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