I made some rips using original audio CD’s and had a few choices: Wav/Wma lossless/Wma. (I am using the ripping software of my sound card. I have WMP, and I think it rips to mp3. I don’t know if VLC media player can rip.)
I chose to go with WMA, one reason being, because of size comparison to WAV and because WMA gave the option for variable bit rate, and I have read in a few places that variable bit rate is preferred by some because it provides a richer sound.
This is what I ripped to: WMA VBR quality 98/44.100/16 bit
There was also an option to select from WMA CBR 192-320 kbps. I have heard that anywhere from 192-256 will produce good quality, and 320 will be on par with the original audio source file.
What I would like to know is between cbr and vbr, is one better than the other?