Even though I'm not a professional audio/video editor I'm trying to reach a good balance between quality and file size for movies and TV Shows, mostly very old, I have on my computer so, maybe, I could throw away the original files in favor of the reduced ones.
Despite a noticeable color change already being counter-measured on the videos, I believe I'll stick to the WebM format that's making the videos around 50% smaller without noticeable changes, at least to me.
I'm talking about video in an audio community because the source file is going to be encoded with Adobe Premiere/Adobe Media Encoder (CC 2017, for what matters) using Fnord's WebM Plugin providing me access to Vorbis and Opus Audio Codecs.
The thing is I've been searching the whole morning and I didn't find anything on how I could actually compare audio samples encoded with, in this case, Vorbis, at different bitrates.
I've generated 3 small samples at 96kbps, 128kbps and 192kbps (being this one the same of original audio source) and, honestly, I didn't hear any difference at all. Like I said, I'm not a pro, so I lack all the usual hardware professional engineers have and I don't have trained ears for the task either.
That's why I came here asking if there's something easier, maybe even visual, that would help me choose between one or another. Of course, not only the tool for the task, but how to proceed as well.
Just an example, ONE episode of a ~20mins TV Show on my disk at 96kbps occupies ~169MB while at 192kbps it's 184 MB. 15 MB per episode, 75 episodes, that's a whooping ~1.1 GB I could save. And even if I don't lower too much down to 96kbps and stick to 128kbps the difference still of 10 MB per episode.
Unfortunately, where I live, the price (literally, cash price) per MB isn't too shabby because of the excessive number of taxes to simply ignore this matter.