How many MP3's can i store on my PC?

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  1. Eric Stuckey

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    I will be getting a new Dell PENTIUM 4 @1.6 GHZ ,

    256 DDR SDRAM & a 40 GB ultra ATA/100 hard drive w/windows XP. How many MP3's can I save to my hard drive?
     
  2. Hugh M

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    I would say that averaging 4mb for each 128k encoded MP3 would give you 7500 on a 30GB area of space.
    but you should look into using higher bitrate with a Variable or average encoded bitrate for better sound quality.
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  3. Rob FM

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    Hi Eric, we pretty much figured the answer last month in this thread: MP3s & Your Hard Drive
    LAME/VBR is the best -although some Portable/car players will give your trouble if you burn those 'VBR' MP3s to a CD-R and try to use that to play 'em...on a hard drive like you mentioned, that shouldn't be a factor.
    Good Luck,
    ~Rob
     

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