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Thread: New to DBPoweramp - files much smaller than estimate

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    New to DBPoweramp - files much smaller than estimate

    Hi - I am evaluating DBPoweramp - very impressed so far.

    However, I notice that the files that I get when I rip to FLAC are much smaller than are estimated in the RIP screen. Is there a reason for that??

    For example, I ripped 4 tracks of a CD on various FLAC compression levels. The results are:

    FLAC Level Estimated file Actual file
    0 100.4mb 77.1
    3 94.6 71.4
    5 89.7 54.2
    8 89.1 53.9

    The raw size for these files was given as 137mb.

    thanks - Roy

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    Re: New to DBPoweramp - files much smaller than estimate

    Perhaps the type of audio you are ripping? the estimate is a general estimate, now if you Rip Heavy Metal, it will be larger than a vocal only track.

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    Re: New to DBPoweramp - files much smaller than estimate

    So, probably nothing to worry about??

    This was a Sinatra compilation. I had a similar result with a solo piano CD. Have not yet tried full orchestra!

    Roy

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    Re: New to DBPoweramp - files much smaller than estimate

    yeah alot of content like that compresses much easier than say the latest slipknot.

    and since its older music there was probably not a lot of stereo separation etc, making it easier to compress

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