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So, what are the better settings for ripping songs?

I rip to FLAC, not because I think it sounds better, but simply because if some newer better codec comes along in the future that will let me compress my songs on my smartphone even smaller (Opus?) I don't want to have to get my CDs out again. I can just transcode from the FLAC files.

when ripping songs you are probably starting out with either 44.1 (CD) or 48kHz (DVD) sound. Just keep whatever the native sampling rate is.

Compression wise I go for 256kbps AAC. It's quite superior to MP3 as a codec.

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