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"Dithering" over reducing the bitrates of my collection, Should i reduce my 24/96 surround material to 16/44.1?
BearcatSandor
post May 2 2012, 09:27
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Folks,

I've got quite a bit of 24/96 material on my computer that is in 5.1 surround. Given that most of us accept it as true that 16/44.1 vs 24/96 makes no audiable difference, is there any reason not to dither these files down to 16/44.1 in 5.1 channels?

It would save me disc space, reduce my network activity and also reduce my CPUs cock cycles.

Thanks


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onkl
post May 2 2012, 11:09
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If the source files are lossless you just need to convert to a lossy format like AAC, if the source is already lossy, you're probably better off leaving them the way they are.
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