I realize this is a matter of taste and space : When WMP rips tracks from a CD, it makes WMA files that are about half the size of MP3 tracks. First, am I losing a lot of quality (I use and MP3 player with quality earbuds)? Second, if I want this sort of compression using Goldwave, for WAV tracks already on my hard drive, how do I set it? There are all kinds of options like 128 to 32 kbps, VBR vs. CBR, 44 or 48 kHz, “quality” of 98, 90, 50 etc.
In other words, if WMP’s quality is acceptable, what does WMP use as its default settings? Thanks, Dr. J