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Re: Transfer to PC MP3

Subject: Re: Transfer to PC MP3
From: "John Hartog" hartogj
Date: Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:39 pm ((PST))
Hi Peter,

I have never tried such software, but I expect it would work fine as
long as you do not want to make any edits once the file is on your PC.
 The drawback is: if you re-save the mp3 file for whatever reason,
that will re-compress it and cause nasty sounding artifacts.

I recommend saving any important recording as a WAV file (at least
16/44.1).  Archive the original, then use a copy to edit or compress
to mp3 as you see fit.  Also archive the source minidisc.

- John Hartog

--- In  Peter Nielsen <>
> I have an Sony MZ-R700 minidisc recorder and wish to transfer tracks
> to my PC via an audio cable and the standard mic input socket.
> I heard there are third party software applications that will record
> to PC AND save files simultaneously as MP3. IOW you don't have to
> convert from WAV to MP3 as a separate step. Can anyone please advise
> me regarding any shortcomings of this, and which software for the
> purpose is considered best?
> In such a case, how does the quality of the final MP3 file compare
> subjectively with that of a file that had been transferrred direct
> from a Hi-MD recorder as PCM and then converted to MP3?
> Peter Nielsen

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