Bit rate from --aactomp3

Vangelis forthnet northmedia1 at
Sun May 31 15:52:24 PDT 2015

[Slightly OT content!]

On Sun May 31 17:16:28 BST 2015, Jim web wrote:

> when I have had to transcode aac or mp3 
> I convert it to LPCM (wave) or flac 
> so I'm losing as little as possible. 
> In effect the result sounds like the source. 
> Has its flaws, but without additional damage.

Could be highly impracticle though, at times... :-{
I do own an old and cheap portable audio player, 
that can only cope with MP3 (has to be CBR), 
WMA & WAV; its internal Flash Memory is only 
1GB, its write speed barely borders 1MBps.

When flashaudio radiomode was available for 
roughly all BBC Radio, all was fine. Then 
National Radios changed to flashaac, flashaudio 
left only for Nations Radio (which was true until 
very recently, just before the Audio Factory changes...).

I try to avoid transcoding as much as possible, 
so for National Radio I turned to the compatible 
wma radiomodes (which I downloaded via 
specialised software, not GiP, because mplayer, 
used inside GiP to dump wma, was very fickle...).

Now the WMA modes are also gone, I have to either 
transcode flashaac radiomodes or - as you said - 
"bin" my otherwise working player...

Transcoding (or decoding?) to WAV is simply 
out of the question for me, because either the huge 
file size of the uncompressed audio file would not fit 
inside the memory storage (a 3hr long programme 
would be > 1.5 GiB) and even if it would fit, it 
would take excrutiatingly long to transfer from my 
laptop at < 1MBps!...


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