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CD --> FLAC 44.1khz vs 48khz

Hi I am living the CD world behind and moving to digital storage. So been very busy ripping CD music flac.

I noticed that I am getting crackle and pops when I am using 48khz vs 44.1khz sampling. Am I doing something wrong?

Did some searches, but so far the explanation left my head spinning. Looking for a lay-man explanation.

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Although resampling shouldn't make objectionable noises, it would seem that whatever you are using to do it is not the optimal solution.

If you are copying CD, copying at the native rate and bit depth - 16/44.1, would be my suggestion and personal preference.
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Have a look at dBpoweramp, one of the best rippers there is imho
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Why are you ripping to a higher sample rate than your source? You are unnecessarily creating larger files with zero quality improvement. You're adding "empty space" into your FLAC files for no reason.
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The best rips are bit-perfect, which means no sample rate conversion, no change in bit depth. As Brahmzy said, there's no quality improvement even if you find away around the clicks. Which, by the way, are not endemic to proper resampling anyway.
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Resampling from 44.1khz to 48khz could actually cause a significant drop in quality. Definitely keep it at the original 44.1khz rate.
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Although resampling shouldn't make objectionable noises, it would seem that whatever you are using to do it is not the optimal solution.

If you are copying CD, copying at the native rate and bit depth - 16/44.1, would be my suggestion and personal preference.
I second this suggestion! - Keep it as a 'wave' file...

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Resampling from 44.1khz to 48khz could actually cause a significant drop in quality. Definitely keep it at the original 44.1khz rate.
Significant, no, but it's not going to improve anything either. Simple resampling results in a 3dB increase in noise, though there are tricks that help that a bit these days. Any change in the original data is technically a degradation, even resampling to 24/192 is a change that doesn't improve anything.

Agreed, keep the original 44.1KHz rate, no need or desire to resample.
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I second this suggestion! - Keep it as a 'wave' file...
FLAC sounds identical to WAV, but uses only about 40% as much space on disk and handles metadata properly.

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