#1
whats the best way to encode mp3s? VBR or just set it to 320kbps? also give me reasoning too as to why ones better or worse than the other.

what about mp4? ive read that even a 160kbps mp4 encoding is higher quality than 320kbps mp3s. is this true? would anyone want to recommend me a good(best at free price, unless i HAVE to torrent )
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#3
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320 is a waste of space
just go VBR

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#4
yea i know vbr saves space but, is isnt there a quality difference from vbr to 320?
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#5
VBR?

The guy who produced our EP said 24-bit is the highest quality. I think.
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#6
I usually just use 192, but if I want to get a proper decent version, I'll use FLAC, or 320 mp3.
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#7
try it

rip a couple of songs from a CD at 320kbps mp3 and vbr mp3 and do some blind testing.....if you can hear a difference.....more power to you

my hearing and headphones and everything kind of plateau at consant 192kbps
but I usually just rip stuff to VBR......or ogg vorbis
#8
There is always a quality difference. Most notably, the treble frequencies get rolled off more often in a VBR mp3 compared to a 320 kbps mp3. I have heard good things about mp4, however, you have to see if your sound equipment makes these changes noticeable or not.

Most standard speaker systems have a treble rolloff or a spiky response in the higher frequencies. Use a few test files to judge.
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There is always a quality difference. Most notably, the treble frequencies get rolled off more often in a VBR mp3 compared to a 320 kbps mp3. I have heard good things about mp4, however, you have to see if your sound equipment makes these changes noticeable or not.

Most standard speaker systems have a treble rolloff or a spiky response in the higher frequencies. Use a few test files to judge.

ok thanks. ^^and ill be doing a test also
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#10
as far as im aware, Org Vorbis is the bast algarhytm, and you can get away with a really low bit rate, but it still sounds amazing.

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#11
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nope

FLAC, monkey audio...


but tbh, i can't hear the difference and don't have the harddrive space
#12
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nope

FLAC, monkey audio...


but tbh, i can't hear the difference and don't have the harddrive space


I used to have hard drive space...and then I bought Grado headphones.

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