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Old 21-05-09, 04:59 AM   #1
 
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Default Ripping an audiobook - some help

I like to put audiobooks I buy on my mp3 player, trouble is they take up too much space. I'm wondering - this may be a long shot - if anyone knows a way to maintain an acceptable quality while keeping the file size low.

I only ask because I remember reading once about ripping them to like 28kps yet, they still sounded like they were at a much higher bitrate. I just can't find that article again...




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Do they have music on them? If they do I know that they wont shrink down very low without loss of quality. When it is just spoken voice you should be able to get them down to a pretty small filesize without too much loss if any.

I have read that voice only audiobooks can be 56/64kbps without any loss of quality and anything less than that there will be some loss of quality indefinitely.

Apparently 96 kbps is best if you dont know what the audiobook will include like music etc just to be on the safe side. Whoever can get their audio down to that and still have very good quality must be a genious
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Thanks for that .

I suppose I'll rip them at 64 like you say - usually there's not much beyond like beggining of CD music, and I don't mind about the quality of that. Cheers




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I have never tried the above myself as I dont listen to audiobooks but it is what is recommended, Glad to have been of help.
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