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Wensceles
12-18-2006, 03:59 AM
I was wondering whether there is a difference in wave quality when you convert e.g. MP3 to wave. Are there different wave codec's available, like Lame for MP3? Is there a quality difference? Of course I know that you can not improve MP3 quality by wave conversion, but when you want to burn a CD from your MP3 than you need to convert to wave.

Spoon
12-18-2006, 04:22 PM
Wave mp3 is lossy, so there would be a further loss of quality.

ChristinaS
12-18-2006, 04:36 PM
I was wondering whether there is a difference in wave quality when you convert e.g. MP3 to wave. Are there different wave codec's available, like Lame for MP3? Is there a quality difference? Of course I know that you can not improve MP3 quality by wave conversion, but when you want to burn a CD from your MP3 than you need to convert to wave.
dCW can burn an audio CD directly from mp3's, it will do the needed conversions internally.

So can Nero.

But I believe mp3 to uncompressed 16-bit 44.1KHz 2-ch stereo PCM wav ought to preserve the audio quality of the mp3 - neither better, nor worse. Any other (compressed) wav format is going to be lossy as Spoon says.

fido083
12-18-2006, 10:48 PM
Wensceles, I understand your question but I do not know the answer. Curious myself.

Should we us musicmatch to convert to .wav first, or dbpoweramp, or lame --decode?

Or just allow the burning software do it for you?

Another way to ask would be: Do some players play mp3s with better quality than others? Can some players decode mp3 better?

If anyone can answer please do....