Downloads: Be Patient!
Our MP3 downloads are encoded at 320 kbps, the highest quality permitted by the MP3 format. Why does this matter to you? Because you're buying liturgical music, not rock and roll, and so compression and sampling rates matter to minimize loss and degradation of sound fidelity.
Original CDs are encoded at 1,020 kilobits/sec, and most download stores sell files at 128 kbs-one tenth the quality of the original. Higher sampling rates make for bigger files and longer download times, but the higher quality is well worth it-you'll hear the difference!