I have been using GoldWave to convert audio files from 24bit to 16bit so I can burn them with Nero to CD.
I have been told that GoldWave should not be used for converting 24bit files to 16bit as it simply chops off the last 8 bits, and does not dither.
I have been told this is a bad thing and I shoud not use GoldWave for this purpose.
Why is this such a bad thing ?
Am I going to actually hear a difference if I use a program which will dither to 16bit properly without chopping off the last 8 bits ?
Thanks in advance for any help.