If you have the original CD’s you are better off reripping them.
I don’t know if WMP uses a good mp3 encoder. I suspect not since WMA standard isn’t so hot and Microsoft’s official line is that WMA at 64 kb/s is equal to mp3 at 128 kb/s. With the better mp3 encoders it is closer to the other way around. Lame and Helix seem to be the top of the pile and Itunes should be ok too.
A good alternative, still compatible with Clip, would be ogg/vorbis.
WMP uses the traditional Fronhaufer MP3 codec, as opposed to the newer and preferred LAME version…and doesn’t give you the option of VBR
I think they use the old version of MP3 to quantify their claim that WMA is better(plus they let you do VBR with their WMA). In a way, it’s kind of Apple-ish:dizzy_face:…they’d prefer you use “their version”.
Message Edited by Marvin_Martian on 01-21-2009 11:22 PM