|Originally posted by mrwilson
Dan, try CD-RWs instead. CD-Rs have a very poor S/N ratio because of the dye used to created the pits. Standard CD players have difficulty playing them. CD-RWs have actual metal content.
I had a friend who once told me that he worked at a drive-in theater. When the wind kicked up, he said, they would put up the wind guards to keep the picture from being blown off the screen.
My point is that a one is a one is a one is a one is a one. Whether reading from a CD-R or a CD-RW, the numbers are all either ones or zeros, so changing the media will not help your situation.
For my purposes, Windows Media is the answer. I use 128 Kbps and only occasionally hear the limitations of compression. I'm reproducing that audio through a Pioneer Elite THX receiver, and I've challenged people to find the impurities.
If you're worried about Microsoft's encryption, you can turn that off as I have (I cannot use encrypted files on my Audiotrons).