Creating Sound files



soeclectic
07-09-2005, 10:54 PM
Recently got an iPod and want to transfer all my CD's and then sell all my
CD's. I understand that the quality of the sound card on my PC is not related
but I want to know if the qual;ity of my CD drive IS an issue. I have an
eMachines T2042 with XP. I creat sound files at AAC and 190 bitrate. The
quality sounds good to me but I wonder if I were recording on a newer, higher
wuality machine--a mini Mac for example-if I would get even better quality.
To sum up my question: Is the quality of the CD drive on a PC an issue when
copyoing disks to iTunes and iPod? thanks. John

Byte
07-09-2005, 10:54 PM
Try a few of the songs first before selling the CD's. Your own ears are
the best judge. Anytime you transfer music from one media to another
there is the possibility of losing some quality but depends a lot on the
equipment and expertise on your part. Try it, you may like it! :~)

--
Some days you're the windshield,
some days you're the bug.


"soeclectic" wrote:

> Recently got an iPod and want to transfer all my CD's and then sell all my
> CD's. I understand that the quality of the sound card on my PC is not related
> but I want to know if the qual;ity of my CD drive IS an issue. I have an
> eMachines T2042 with XP. I creat sound files at AAC and 190 bitrate. The
> quality sounds good to me but I wonder if I were recording on a newer, higher
> wuality machine--a mini Mac for example-if I would get even better quality.
> To sum up my question: Is the quality of the CD drive on a PC an issue when
> copyoing disks to iTunes and iPod? thanks. John

Galley
07-09-2005, 10:54 PM
On Mon, 04 Jul 2005 18:46:02 -0400, soeclectic
<soeclectic@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> Recently got an iPod and want to transfer all my CD's and then sell all
> my
> CD's. I understand that the quality of the sound card on my PC is not
> related
> but I want to know if the qual;ity of my CD drive IS an issue. I have an
> eMachines T2042 with XP. I creat sound files at AAC and 190 bitrate. The
> quality sounds good to me but I wonder if I were recording on a newer,
> higher
> wuality machine--a mini Mac for example-if I would get even better
> quality.
> To sum up my question: Is the quality of the CD drive on a PC an issue
> when
> copyoing disks to iTunes and iPod? thanks. John


When you rip a CD, the data is transferred digitally, via the IDE cable,
so the quality should not be affected unless you have a disc that is
scratched. For that you may need to use "error correction".
--
"I'm not a cool person in real life, but I play one on the Internet".
Galley


Creating Sound files