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Can I encode MP3@lower bitrate than usual b/c itís from a smaller WMA?, Was: Converting WMA to MP3 at what bitrate?
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post Oct 26 2011, 03:53
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I normally create MP3s at 320 kbps. However, I have a bunch of WMA files which I want to convert to MP3. Does it make a difference if I convert to, say 120 kbps, as opposed to 320 kbps? Is there a bottleneck effect in that WMA files may be at a lower bitrate, consequently, encoding at 320 not making that much of a difference from doing so at a lower rate?

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post Nov 26 2011, 19:32
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Yes, transcoding to a higher bitrate should result in relatively less degradation of the signal and thus a lower likelihood of (additional) artefacts being introduced.
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post Nov 26 2011, 19:49
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QUOTE (db1989 @ Nov 26 2011, 11:32) *
Yes, transcoding to a higher bitrate should result in relatively less degradation of the signal and thus a lower likelihood of (additional) artefacts being introduced.


Thanks again for all your advice. I have decided to go with 320 for all transcoding.


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