Yes, but there is only one type of cd and it is encoded at 150 kBps. This quality level is higher than any mp3, so you will not lose quality when burning an mp3 to cd.Nusc said:Well there is a quality difference between a 128 KBPS .mp3 and a 192 KBPS .mp3.
No, cd players play them "raw" at 150 kBps. Since they are not compressed, cd's will have whatever quality level the mp3 they were burned from had.But when I play them in a CD player they are converted to 128 KBPS.
No!!! Mp3s are converted from whatever bitrate mp3 they are to cd format at 150 kBps. They are not first downsampled to 128 kbps.So essentially there is no point in burning a 192 KBPS .mp3 file onto a CD when it's converted to 128 KBPS anyway?
The difference is that with winamp's wav writer you get the same sound as is being sent to your speaker - meaning it goes through the winamp pre-amp and graphic equalizer.Curious3141 said:I know the theory of compression, and how you can never get back the "lost" quality and all. But I had a funny experience when I used to do this a long time ago. I used to use Adaptec/Roxio CD creator to burn .mp3s onto an audio CD. When I let the Adaptec wizard do the conversion automatically for me onto CD audio, I found the sound quality somehow poorer than when I did it manually using WinAmp's wave write module. The CDs I produced with the latter seemed to have a boomier, richer bass and more "power" (very subjective, I know, but there you go). So I continued to take the time to do that every time, just using the Adaptec to burn the wave files onto the CD.
Yes, that would explain the subjective difference in quality.russ_watters said:The difference is that with winamp's wav writer you get the same sound as is being sent to your speaker - meaning it goes through the winamp pre-amp and graphic equalizer.