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Selected bitrate differences
medex
post May 18 2010, 19:05
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Upon seeing the log output of some Exact Audio Copy flac rips. I noticed that the Selected Bitrates differs. As an example here is one from a Tool Rip

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Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

EAC extraction logfile from 10. November 2009, 11:05

Tool / Undertow

Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D Adapter: 0 ID: 1

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : No
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000
Gap handling : Not detected, thus appended to previous track

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 128 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\FLAC\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%g" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" -5 %s



As you can see the Selected bitrate is only 128 Kb/s, very low for a lossless audio file. Is this still considered lossless? Some other logs have very high bitrates, like 1024+ Kb/s.


So why the fluctuations and how much does this matter?
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post May 18 2010, 19:09
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http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=80593


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