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Before a certain critical point, the higher the bit rate, the better the audio quality. MP3 audio at 320 kbps definitely sounds crisper with details than 128 kbps when it comes to complex music. But cutting off the extra 192 kbps only affects the perfection of high-pitch sound. Quiet songs still sound quite good to most people.

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CDs have a bitrate of 1,411 kbps at 16 bit. This was first established by Philips and Sony all the way back in 1980. After a few discussions on details, it was adopted as a standard in 1987. From there CDs rapidly replaced compact cassettes as the standard for the sale and distribution of audio recordings. But, the dominance of CDs has declined. The general trend has moved towards internet-based music distribution methods.

The highest quality MP3 bitrate is 320 kbps at 16 bit. You can encode MP3s as low as 96 kbps. MP3s use a compression codec that removes frequencies while trying to preserve as much of the original recording as possible. This does result in a reduction in sound quality but also a big reduction in file size.

When it comes to audio bitrate size does matter. The more kilobits per second the greater the quality of the sound. For most general listening 320kbps is ideal. Of course, CD-quality audio that stretches to 1,411kbps will sound better.

To determine the best audio bitrate you need to also assess your needs. If storage space is a concern high bitrate files will rapidly eat into your available space. For example, an MP3 file at 128kbps will take up approximately 1mb of space per minute of audio. A 320kbps MP3 file will take up about 2.4mb of space per minute. Meanwhile uncompressed CD audio will take about 10.6mb per minute.

These steps allow the file size to be reduced by up to 10 times but there are drawbacks. The lower the bitrate of the file the more aggressive the algorithm is in trying to find components to remove. This can result in loss of audio quality, especially among lower bitrates like 128kbps and below. Unfortunately, many streaming services deliver audio at these levels which is equal to what you would hear on the radio.

CD quality audio is the most widely accepted standard for high-quality audio. WAV and AIFF files offer excellent sound quality. While 320kbps MP3s provide good quality audio it will always be outdone by CD quality audio. Where MP3s shine is in file size. MP3s can reduce file sizes of CD audio files by up to 10 times if using 128kbps compression.

Result : It works for me. However the -qscale:a 5 makes FFmpeg decide on an average bitrate for you. With one (320k) MP3 file I got it giving a close convert of 134kbps. This is expected since :

Solution : Instead of making the internal mp3 frames hold different bitrates (that vary to acommodate the "current" perceived audio, eg: think "silent" parts using smaller rate of bits/bytes compared to "busy" audio parts), so just set a constant bitrate of 128kbps as you need.

Bit Rate refers to the audio quality of the stream. It is measured in Kilobitspersec(kbps or k). Bit rate is no of bits (data) encoded per second or the no. of bits transmitted or received per second. Higher the bit rate with more sampling rate, requires high bandwidth and produces good audio quality. Low bit rates refer to smaller file size and less bandwidth with a drop in audio quality. For good quality music usually 64-128kbps(96kbps+ recommended) bit rate is preferred.

Bandwidth is the speed that you can send data or receive the data.It depends upon the bit rate at which the data is send or received.For more bit rate the bandwidth consumed is more for which the cost to broadcaster will increase. As the bit rate increases the amount of data streamed per second increases at a good sampling rate to produce the replica of analog signal with more bit depth(16 for audio) thus increasing the bandwidth and file size to produce the best audio quality. Some of the bit rate and sample rate preferred are given below: For MP3format the Mp3 streaming bit rates and sample rate for stereo may range from 96-320 kbps/44.1-48KHz, the preferred bit rates are 128Kbps/44.1KHz, 96Kbps/44.1KHz. The audio quality depends on the encoded format, it is difficult to determine which encoded format at chosen bit rate sounds good. For example the bit rate at 128kbps Mp3 format sounds the same quality as AAC format at 96kbps/44.1KHz(apple lossy compressed format for itunes).

While FLAC is the way to go, one song can be as large as 120mb. So you can either go with HIGH-Quality MP3's at 320kbps and save space or go with Lossless FLAC files and for the sake of sound invest in a larger storage space.

The "normal" default Spotify streaming quality on your computer is 160 kbps (kilobits per second). It usually sounds fine, and lets you enjoy the song with decent sound. When you turn on the "high-quality streaming" option, the stream opens up to 320 kbps.

Want to change the bitrate on your MP3 files? This can be useful if you need to reduce the size of your MP3 files, for example. A MP3 file at 320 kbps, the highest bitrate allowed for MP3 files, could be reduced to 192 kbps in order to significantly reduce the size of the MP3 file.

This is true almost all of the time. The only time it might make sense is if you have a lower bitrate audio file in a high quality format like WAV. For example, it might make sense to convert a 96 kbps WAV file to MP3, but only if you choose a bitrate of 192 kbps or higher. The higher bitrate on the MP3 file will allow it to maintain the same quality as the WAV file, even though it is a lower bitrate.

By default, it picks a bitrate of 130 kbps, which is about medium quality. It also lists out the size, bitrate, modus and sample frequency for the MP3 files you have added. As mentioned, this program make sense if you are converting from a higher to lower bitrate.

The Adaptive Multi-Rate audio codec is optimized for encoding human speech efficiently. It was standardized in 1999 as part of the 3GPP audio standard used for both GSM and UMTS cellular telephony, and uses a multi-rate narrowband algorithm to encode audio frequencies at a telephony-grade quality level at around 7.4 kbps. In addition to being used for real-time telephony, AMR audio may be used for voicemail and other short audio recordings.

Vorbis is an open format from the Foundation which supports a wide range of channel combinations, including monaural, stereo, polyphonic, quadraphonic, 5.1 surround, ambisonic, or up to 255 discrete audio channels. Depending on the quality setting used during encoding, the resulting bit rate can vary from around 45 kbps to 500 kbps. Vorbis inherently uses variable bit rate encoding; the bit rate can vary from one sample to the next as needed during the compression process.

For an actual music download service, you might offer songs for download as 128 Kbps MP3 files, 256 kbps AAC files (in MP4 containers), or FLAC files, depending on a preference selected by the user. If you need to choose just one format, select one that makes sense given your requirements and the type of audio content being downloaded.

The above should not be confused with bit rate, which is expressed in kbps (kilobits per second) and is a measure of the amount of data required to represent one second of audio. CD-quality stereo audio has a bit-rate of 1.4 Mb/second, as the following calculation shows:

Amazon and iTunes are, at the time of writing, probably the most commonly used legal music download services. Amazon offers MP3 files at 256kbps (it used to only offer 128kbps), and iTunes now offers AACs at 256kbps, though some older tracks may still only be available at 128kbps. Many more consumers listen to free Internet radio stations, which use different bit rates, often determined by whether a desktop or mobile device is being used, or whether the subscriber has paid for premium audio quality. Pandora streams 64kbps AAC files for desktop use, and can stream lower bit rates for mobile devices. Spotify's standard free service uses the Ogg Vorbis format at 160kbps for computers and 96kbps for mobile devices, while their Premium subscription service can stream at 320kbps. Slacker streams at 128kbps MP3 for computers, and can go down to 40kbps and 64kbps AACs for its mobile formats... and how many hours do people spend on sites such as YouTube, where the audio quality varies hugely? At its very lowest quality, YouTube audio was encoded as mono 22.05kHz 64kbps MP3 files, though most new material is now encoded to 44.1kHz stereo AAC or Ogg Vorbis formats.

It's worth noting that some online vendors have been improving the quality of the sources they offer. The number of sites offering lossless downloads is increasing, and the number of titles offered as lossless downloads (and even some hi-res downloads) is also steadily increasing. However, the majority of consumers seem to be unaware of this, or of the audio quality they're missing out on! They spend endless hours experiencing audio at sub-128kbps bit rates, at the mercy of whoever uploaded the material, without knowing what it should sound like, without realising how bad it sounds, and unaware of the artifacts they're hearing that shouldn't be there. 041b061a72


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