Same song - All FLAC - different file size and bit rates.
In the past, I have just 'acquired' songs in MP3 format @320 kbps. I have tons of storage space (over 100TB) and my concern is that maybe the 320 kbps files may one day not be enough (think 8 track and cassette).
I ended up with multiple songs at different sample rates and bit rates.
Led Zepplelin - Black Mountain Side
#1 192,000 Hz - 24 bits - 2 channels - size 88,540 KB
#2 44,100 Hz - 16 bits - 2 channels - size 18,007 KB
#3 44,100 Hz - 16 Bits - 2 channels - size 12,526 KB
Please see the attached images of Spek results.
My desire - I want to not have to upgrade the entire collection if, somehow, what I have starts to fall short. Again, I am already upgraded all of my MP3s that were below 320 kbps to 320, so I don't want to have to do it all again any time soon. In addition to that, I want to leave whomever ends up with my stuff a dollar or two in the bank and a kick-ass music and movie collection.
My question - Of the three different files I mentioned, which one should I keep? Or is it possible that all three of them are wrong?
Next question - What are some good programs for ripping CDs in a high quality FLAC file?
Thanks in advance to all that reply. In better days, I would have tried to figure all this out on my own but, along with this collection that I have acquired, I have also managed to acquire a few acronyms from my time in the army and my mind doesn't work for me like it used to...