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I am trying to back up my CDs collection. My friend suggested that I rip them to FLAC format 24 bit/ 96 Khz.
I used WINAMP to rip a couple CD to FLAC. I alway get 16 bit/44Khz. Did I do something wrong. I could not find anywhere in Winamp that I can chang bit rate and sampling rate.

Please help or recommend me software that I can convert CD to 24 bit / 96Khz FLAC.

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You have it right. All CDs are 44.1kHz/16-bit, and it is ideal to achieve bit-perfect rips.

96/24 is what you commonly see with the DVD-Audio format.
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You have it right. All CDs are 44.1kHz/16-bit, and it is ideal to achieve bit-perfect rips.

96/24 is what you commonly see with the DVD-Audio format.

MSmith83, Thanks for your reply. I will start to back up the rest of my CDs to FLAC. One more question, what is the max bit rate and sampling rate that I can get if I rip music from vinyl LP. Thx
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MSmith83, Thanks for your reply. I will start to back up the rest of my CDs to FLAC. One more question, what is the max bit rate and sampling rate that I can get if I rip music from vinyl LP. Thx

Whatever your ADC is best at. But if you want to do post-processing, better use 24/96. However sampling rate is not that important, so it is likely that 24/48 is enough. You can try both and decide what sounds best on your equipment. After you complete processing, you may decide to normalize and downsample it to 16/48. If LP quality is less than ideal that should be enough.
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I am trying to back up my CDs collection. My friend suggested that I rip them to FLAC format 24 bit/ 96 Khz.

Your friend is poorly informed. All Aydui CDs are 44/16. What you really want to do is make bit-perfect backups of them, and the only format that allows you to do that is 44/16.

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I used WINAMP to rip a couple CD to FLAC. I alway get 16 bit/44Khz.

That is exactly what you want!

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Did I do something wrong.

Not at all.

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I could not find anywhere in Winamp that I can chang bit rate and sampling rate.

Good. Winamp saved you from screwing up.
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One more question, what is the max bit rate and sampling rate that I can get if I rip music from vinyl LP. Thx

You are asking the wrong question. The right question is what format is most efficient for captuting the full fidelity of your LPs.

The answer is 44/16.
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You are asking the wrong question. The right question is what format is most efficient for captuting the full fidelity of your LPs.

The answer is 44/16.

Right question, but your solution is better. +1 for 44/16 or 16/44

BUT to answer, the MAX is whatever your ANALOG to DIGITAL converter(ADC) can handle. These days 24bit/192Khz are common ADCs but $$$$.

You end up with massive files if you go to the max bit rate. Then we can argue about the fact that 70 dB of dynamic range is the best your gonna get from you Vinyl*. Which is satisfactory. (CDs @16/44 have 96 dB)

*Anyways isn't this about playing your vinyl in your car and iPod.. I don't want to hear that you listen to your vinyl "ripped" to your computer.. defeats the magic, fun, pain and the whole tactile experience..

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I record vinyl to save wear on the album and for ease of listening.
Personally I record all of my vinyl at 24/96.
This is far superior to 16/44 CD quality.
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*Anyways isn't this about playing your vinyl in your car and iPod.. I don't want to hear that you listen to your vinyl "ripped" to your computer.. defeats the magic, fun, pain and the whole tactile experience..

no, sometimes the mastering is better on the vinyl vs digital. hence, the reason people rip vinyl-->digital for everyday listening
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