Which file format should I choose, AIFF, WAV or MP3?

Author Traxsource Support on February 13, 2011 | Print | Bookmark
The decision of what type of file to use depends on personal preference, storage considerations and budget.

Traxsource WAV format files contain uncompressed audio which are the equivalent of and audio CD.

AIFF Files are also uncompressed, but unlike WAV, AIFF supports album artwork and tags.

Uncompressed files are large, so we also offer 320kbps MP3 files.

5 minutes of WAV or AIFF format audio results in a 50MB file, while the same audio as 320kps MP3 is 11.4 MB.

The smaller file size of MP3 files allow faster downloads as well as lower use of space on media such as hard drives.

However, compressed formats trade off smaller file size against a reduction of frequencies.

A 320 MP3 is generally accepted as audibly equal to an uncompressed file, as the frequencies reduced are beyond human perception, but some claim to detect a difference.

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