Best "bitrate" for audio quality ? (dloading from internet)

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  1. Kevin_Breeze

    Kevin_Breeze Second Unit

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    Is higher better or lower?? Most are 128 but some are quite a bit higher and others are lower. Whats the best audio quality for burning to CD's, higher or lower??
     
  2. Dick Knisely

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    Higher is better. 128kbs is usually considered to be the minimum to be CD quality for MP3s, tho' personally I don't think anything under 192k sounds as good as a CD.

    There's no best per se -- well, actually the best would be a lossless compression rip to a .wav file or similar format. The penalty, of course, is file size. Personally, I use a variable bit rate setting with the min at 160k and the max at 320k.
     
  3. Kirk Gunn

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    192k here also !
     
  4. Herschel

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    I'm surprised you're seeing a lot of 128kbps out there. Pretty much everyone agrees that's not high enough to sound good. 192kbps is a good minimum, preferably VBR.
     
  5. Scott Merryfield

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    See my reply to the same thread you posted in the Audio/Video Sources forum. FYI, it's generally frowned upon the post the same question in multiple forums here.
     

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