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What music file formats can nxt use in making music mixes for disc or Ipod? New music sources like bandcamp offer a variety of formats beyond wav and 128-bit mp3 , such as

 

MP3 (320, VBR V0), Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, FLAC and AAC

 

Thank you.

 

You asked about audio formats but here is the entire list from the specs:

 

 

Input Formats:

  • Video: AVI, DV, HDV, DV-AVI, MPEG-1/2/4, MPEG2-HD, DVD-Video, DVR-MS, TiVo, ASF, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, 3GP, MPE2 Transport Stream, AVC(H.264), AVCHD, 3D over/under full and half-height, side-by-side full and half-width, 3D MPO
  • Audio: Audio CD, MP3, WAV, WMA, Dolby® Digital AC-3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, M4a, MP4, Playlists (WPL, ASX, M3U, PLS, XSPF)
  • Image: 3D MPO, JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, RAW file support from over 300 camera models with PaintShop PRO

 

Output Formats:

  • Video: AVI, DV-AVI, HDV, MpPEG-1/2/4, MPEG-2 HD, WMV, WMV HD, AVC(H.264), AVCHD, 3GP, DivX®, DivX Plus®, 3D MPO, 3D side-by-side full and half-width, over/under full and half-height, anaglyph red/cyan
  • Audio: MP3, WAV, WMA, Dolby Digital AC-3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MPEG-1/2, M4a, M4b AAC, Playlists (M3U, PLS, XSPF, WPL)
  • Image: JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, 3D MPO
  • Video disc formats: DVD, Video CD (VCD), Super Video CD (SVCD), Mini DVD. Creator NXT PRO also supports BD.

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Thank you, sknis. And do you know, with MP3, is VBR VO supported for different bit rates? Can I input an MP3 320?

 

I'm not sure what you mean, I undersand Variable Bit Rate but not 'VBR VO?

 

In music disc creator you have VBR cusom option for output.

 

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Generally we love the Suite but most of us bought it for Video & Data capability...

 

I don't think that anyone thinks that the Audio portion is the best there is :huh:

 

I don't have enough experience with audio to judge but considering the number of recommendations here for other software, I would weigh my needs very carefully against the features of all contenders before jumping in...

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Thank you again, sknis. VBR and VO are referred to in the link I posted from bandcamp on my OP above; basically just different versions of variable bit. Since it's becoming more common now to purchase music with greater fidelity this way, I'm wondering if the new version of Creator handles these higher bit files. I see your example about outputting to a higher bit file, so the software designers seem to be aware of this.

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Thank you again, sknis. VBR and VO are referred to in the link I posted from bandcamp on my OP above; basically just different versions of variable bit. Since it's becoming more common now to purchase music with greater fidelity this way, I'm wondering if the new version of Creator handles these higher bit files. I see your example about outputting to a higher bit file, so the software designers seem to be aware of this.

 

I'm not sknis but did post post #4.

 

VBR VO is not covered in your link, I checked.

 

So you don't know what it is or made it up (VBR VO)?

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The other part of the equation is sampling rate. The Roxio program is limited to lower bit rates for audio. If you have an M-audio card or similar, it usually will not work.. I could not find any reference to that but it has been true in the past.

 

Edit: I think a lot of us are saying that there are much better audio editing programs out there if that is all you want to do. The audio editors in Creator are very basic. There are may other available with more capabilities.

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The other part of the equation is sampling rate. The Roxio program is limited to lower bit rates for audio. If you have an M-audio card or similar, it usually will not work.. I could not find any reference to that but it has been true in the past.

 

I think what sknis means is Roxio can't handle 24 bit sampling rate files like some sound cards support. Roxio will only handle 16 bit.

 

Below is a example from my Creative Sound Blaster Sound Card.

 

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Sorry to raise this topic again after a couple of years but . . So is m4a the same as ALAC (Apple Lossless) and will Roxio handle it?

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Sorry to raise this topic again after a couple of years but . . So is m4a the same as ALAC (Apple Lossless) and will Roxio handle it?

 

1. You should never post to a two year old topic that does not have a thing to do with your topic!

 

2. No mention of what Roxio product and version number your using.

 

3. Answer question #2 and someone can move your post to where it belongs.

 

4. A Google search would answer this question "So is m4a the same as ALAC (Apple Lossless)"

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