[lug] audio questions

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Thu May 8 19:07:36 MDT 2008

Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> Hugh Brown wrote:
>  > Do you use a portable player for your flac files?  If so, what do you 
> use to manage the putting on and taking off of the music?  I'm assuming 
> any flac collection would easily dwarf a 30g player.
> I have a script that will convert a flac into an ogg or more recently into
> mp3s.  For portable use, I find that 64kbps oggs sound fine to me, better
> than 128kbps mp3s, and I use those for portable use.  I prefer oggs, but
> having a car with an "ipod input" has limited my ability since I can't run
> rockbox on the player I got.
> The flacs are mostly for playing at home, where I have a stereo that in 
> theory  I could tell the difference on (though I haven't listened 
> "seriously" to it in probably a decade), and as the source so that I 
> never have to spend all the time re-ripping when I find that there's a 
> new codec or new bit-rate that I want.
> These are, as mentioned, all my own CDs, so I could re-rip them, I just 
> don't want to dedicate the time to having to do it again, and disc space 
> is cheap.
> One procedural issue: As I ripped them I put a little yellow "dot" in 
> the center ring of the CD to mark that I had done it.  I got a little 
> box of several hundred of these stickers at the office supply store.  I 
> didn't have much trouble keeping track of which ones I had ripped as I 
> then would put them in a cardboard box and put them into storage in the 
> basement...
> I'm using 192kbps mp3s in that car.  The nice thing about the ipod input is
> that it charges as well as allowing the track changing buttons on the
> stereo to work.  So I just leave the player in the ash tray except for
> around one time out of five when it doesn't unpause when I start the car
> and I have to open the ashtray and press the play button.
> Sean

Thanks.  I need to get a new pair of data disks.  Currently mine won't 
fit the flacs and a second copy of ogg or mp3.


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