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MP3 conversion 320cbr to v0/v2
post Aug 15 2012, 17:10
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pretty much the title...

if I have 320 cbr MP3 files (I'm going to assume all from lossless sources), would converting directly from 320 cbr to v0 or v2 result in lower quality than if I have converted directly from lossless to v0 or v2?

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post Aug 15 2012, 17:27
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Yes. Whether the quality is audibly worse is a different matter, though I would hardly be surprised to see someone demonstrate that in a double-blind test.

Maybe you can reduce the size of the files using mp3packer or simply re-encode from the original lossless sources if they still exist.

If the sources do exist then you might consider giving the artists their compensation if you haven't already done so.

This post has been edited by greynol: Aug 15 2012, 17:31

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