From: Retired Moderator
Well good luck.. What country are you in? I forgot to ask. MP3 can be a very good compression when using the VBR mode. I cannot distinguish an original from a VBR encoded file.
Oh, I see you use Charter Communications, and are from St Louis, MO in the USA. I too am in the US.
Anyway, back to the subject at hand, there are alot of losless compression formats, but for archiving, and space, I do use the lame compressor at VBR, and have flawless files. I too, am a serious music collector (hence the name) and I have a collection of over 13,000 audio cd's. Also, you may want to be careful, you say you TRADE your files, this is also illegal, and you may perhaps, be in alot of trouble, if you are caught! Hope you get the issue resolved though...
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