quote MootsCurrently recommended for ripping & encoding are: Quick Start (info from r3mix under "encoding"):
1. To download LAME, try mp3 tech, there are downloads for Windows, DOS and Linux. Current recommended version of LAME is 3.90. If you have problems finding the latest version, try http://home.pi.be/~mk442837/ for executables plus a list of other sites.
2. Download EAC
3. Lame settings (no quotes): "--r3mix"
4. Setup LAME to work with EAC
5. Optionally setup Razorlame (explained at http://www.r3mix.net) to make batching easier
For more info checkout r3mix.net: tutorials, setup etc.
To find out why this is our recommended route, check out http://www.r3mix.net - there is an in-depth look at mp3 quality and audio ripping.
To cut a long story short: EAC can extract the data 100% reliably (OR inform of all errors), and LAME provides the most accurate MP3 encoding. The VBR bitrate used in the LAME settings above is essentially a compromise towards quality i.e. files will be ~10-30% (in my experience) larger than 128kbit encodes, but will sound more accurate.
quote MootsWhy do you always say "let us know how you get on"?Here are a few things to checkout before posting:
If you can't find a URL in your manual, try a Google search with the company name, and perhaps a relevant word or two e.g. Asus motherboard home. If still no joy, try Neo company search, from the main page.
- Check your manual. Sounds lame, but especially for "can I connect to this using digital..." - the answer is there
- Check the manufacturer's FAQ and support pages on the web. These will often have solutions to common problems.
quote MootsSo we know we're giving good advice, plus people with the same problem using the "search" facility would like to see an outcome.
This is also true if this FAQ sorted your problem...how else can we get be sure we've got the frequently asked questions in there?
If it's a commonly asked question or fix to a problem, we can stick in in the FAQ.
quote MootsFirst stop: the Neoseeker Audio board drivers thread: "Drivers! Get Your Drivers!". If you can't find what you need on there, check the "Second Stop" info below. When you do find what you need, post the URL (or URL & path to get there if you can't get a full URL) into the Drivers thread.
Second stop: manufacturers website, support section (see above). Otherwise, try a Google search e.g. Asus P2B Driver. If you have problems finding or downloading drivers, try emailing manufacturer's support department (email address from their website).
quoteWhy don't you like [insert hardware type here], I've read lots of good reviews? (e.g. pre 5.1 Klipch, Bose)...
quoteHow should I evaluate speakers/amps/cdplayer etc?...
quoteGlossary: What does X word mean? (e.g. PMPO, RMS)...
quoteWhere can I buy a...?...
quote MootsFirst stop: manufacturers website, most will have a list of distributors or resellers. (see above). Otherwise, try a Google search e.g. Asus P2B buy. If still no joy, try the contacts page of the manufacturer webby and email the Sales or Support department.
quoteTricks salesmen use to sell you rubbish...
quoteMy speakers don't sound as good as they did in the shop...why? (speaker placement, burn-in etc)...
quote MootsSometimes we can be slow replying to posts. We're not ignoring you - don't forget we're not paid support staff, we read the board and reply in our spare time. If you're unlucky and we're all busy, you might not get a reply for a couple of days.
To give us a push, just reply (with a hint) to your original message so it pops to the top of the board again, and no need for questioning our parentage or assuming things about our sexual orientations.
quote MootsI want to know about CD-R standardsThe usual cause of this is posting anonymously (shown as "unwashed heathen" under your posting name) - that is, posting without creating yourself a Neoseeker Forums login. You cannot edit or delete anonymous posts you have made.
Once you register and login, you can edit and delete your posts.
NOTE: you will still not be able to edit your previous anonymous posts, even when registered.
quote MootsI got mp3 player X and the card Y with ZZ MB of memory. I get the message: "internal FAT error" (or similar)Check out the CDR FAQ at http://www.cdrfaq.org/, which is pretty comprehensive
quote Alex GUsually, when users get those messages, it means that the card should be formatted, because some players use some Flash ID techs, etc. [= a proprietry format?]
Normally, try to look in your player software. Most likely when you hook the player to the pc, open the software, you should find the option to do the formatting. Usually it might be called: "initialize flash card", "format flash card", etc. If it does't work, or hangs up during the formatting try doing it on other OSes, since most software doesn't work well with all the latest OSes (Windows XP, sometimes Windows 2000).
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