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Re: TECH: software for recording your voice

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 30, 1999, 3:04
On Mon, 28 Jun 1999 23:22:22 -0700, Barry Garcia
<Barry_Garcia@...> wrote:

>Personally i find the MP3 to be of MUCH better sound quality. For =
>my friend has sent me a few MP3s that he recorded off of a CD, and the >quality is SUPERB. With real audio, sometimes the quality isnt as good. =
>not sure if the MP3 is smaller compression than RA, because one song i >have is 3 minutes 38 seconds long and is about 5,242,223 bytes long =
>about 5 mb, right?).
RealAudio has a "CD quality" mono format and a "broadcast quality" = stereo, both compressed to 80Kbps (compared to MP3 which has a 96Kbps "near CD quality" compression). What you typically see is that the MP3 files on = the net are optimized for sound quality, which makes them huge, while the RA files are optimized for bandwidth, which degrades the sound quality. On = my music page ( is a 113 second long sample of music that is compressed down to 553K (566,092 = bytes long), and the sound quality is still reasonable (though not CD quality). -- languages of Kolagia---> = +---<>--- Thryomanes /"If all Printers were determin'd not to print = any (Herman Miller) / thing till they were sure it would offend no = body, moc.oi @ rellimh <-/ there would be very little printed." -Ben = Franklin