Hi, Hunter, I would suggest investigating www.samplitude.com as they have DVD burning options and software SRC that is quite excellent. You will want a good sound card for computer output. I have been using various incarnations of this software from back when it was called "Red Roaster" in about 1998. There are articles on my blog about secure storage for large files. I would suggest three copies in different physical locations. My RMEs are computer interfaces and do not include SRC that I recall. They follow the SR of the PC which adapts to the file being played in Samplitude. Some products require separately switching the interface for each SR. I'll admit to not going as far as Corey, I do do SRC from my original 96/24 files for CD and no one has complained. Samplitude/Sequoia is very transparent. A colleague has switched to Sequoia for that reason as it sounds better than what he was using before. Cheers, Richard On 2011-12-02 2:40 PM, L. Hunter Kevil wrote: > Thanks for the quick reply, Richard. Much appreciated. > > I probably should have mentioned that I do not own a DAC, much less a > pro-quality one like your RME's. And you bet I won't discard any original > files I acquire. > > For the moment I'm just trying to find software that will enable me to use > lplex to write 24/96 files to a DVD-video. (It won't work at 88.2) The > DVD's are very portable, solving one problem The problem is that 88.2/24 > files are much more common on sites like HDTracks than 96/24 ones. > > Thanks again, > > Hunter > > On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Richard L. Hess<[log in to unmask]>wrote: > >> The question is this: what recommendations can you give for converting >>> stereo music files at 24/88.2 and 24/192 to 24/96 with no loss of musical >>> information? >>> >> DON'T ! >> >> Just play those files into your DAC at their native rate and enjoy them. >> >> One could argue that you cannot losslessly convert 24/192 to 24/96 in any >> event, as you are halving the recorded information. >> >> In reality, since the bandwidth is being reduced from say 90 to 45 kHz, >> the loss would be more evident to bats and perhaps dogs than humans, but >> still, it cannot be lossless. >> >> The conversion from 88.2 to 96 could be done, but since it involves a lot >> of interpolation, it is probably not lossless. In this case, however, you >> are actually storing more bits. >> >> For both of these cases, it is far better to just enjoy the files in their >> native formats. My RME converters will adapt to the input format, well, >> except for 192, where I can only say my RME converter (the Fireface UFX >> will, the Multifaces only go to 96). >> >> Even if you make conformed copies, keep the original files. >> >> Cheers, >> >> Richard >> >> >> On 2011-12-02 1:34 PM, L. Hunter Kevil wrote: >> >>> I'm a long-time lurker and quasi-newbie in the field of digital audio. I >>> enjoy this list greatly because of the friendly atmosphere and the >>> knowledge of the participants, so I hope that my question will be not be >>> perceived as to out of place. >>> >>> The question is this: what recommendations can you give for converting >>> stereo music files at 24/88.2 and 24/192 to 24/96 with no loss of musical >>> information? >>> Or is such a thing not possible for an amateur (a cheap but not >>> completely >>> impecunious one?) I have Windows machines and am adept with software. >>> >>> I have not been able to locate any good information that answers this >>> question directly. Many recommend dbpoweramp and other software, but I >>> cannot verify whether there is any loss of musical quality. I have seen >>> articles describing how SCR takes place in the process of creating >>> professional master recordings - including conversions to analogue, >>> dithering,&c. >>> >>> Thanks for your help, >>> >>> L. H. Kevil >>> University of Missouri >>> >>> This post has nothing to do with the university. I'm just indulging my >>> passion for high-quality music reproduction. >>> >>> >> -- >> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] >> Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX >> http://www.richardhess.com/**tape/contact.htm<http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm> >> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes. >> -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.