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44100 Hz encoded in 24bit vs 16bit

I'm learning the basics of audio recording and mastering and I was thinking to some of my purchased audio collection. I have some assumptions that I feel may be incorrect or incomplete and would like ...
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What should be the bit-rate & sample-rate settings, if I were to convert a WebM audio file to MP3?

I want to convert a WebM audio file to an mp3 file using FFmpeg. I was wondering what should be the ideal bit-rate & sample rate settings for the following input. Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'v....
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how to list bit depth and bit rate of all. files in a set of nested folders?

I have a large collection of music and would like to know the bit rate and bit depth of the individual files. What is the simplest/easiest way to achieve this? EDIT FOR ADDED DETAILS: I am using ...
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Bit depth calculation doesn't seem to add up

I was looking to verify my understanding of audio file representations, so I decided to take an audio file at random and try to deduce its bit depth. According to MediaInfo, the file in question has a ...
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What frequency/bit depth were the Beatles recorded at?

I read an article about how magnetic tape in the early 1960's could only record roughly 100kbs. Does this mean the master recordings of the Beatles are relatively low quality compared to the 768kbs (...
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What joint stereo bitrate is equivalent to 64k mono?

I record a podcast, which has so far consisted of four people around a single microphone. After editing, I export at 64kbps mono. This week we're planning to record with two microphones on the table ...
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Music in .ogv movie played in a game engine (RPG Maker XV Ace) has distorted audio

I've used Blender Video Editor to create a movie made up of still images accompanied with sound. The movie has to be played in RPG Maker XV Ace and has to be an OGG/THEORA file (.ogv). The movie is ...
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What is Tidal's 'Master' Quality sample rate and bit depth?

I've been using Hi-Fi as my streaming quality, which I believe is 1440kbps and 16bit depth. Does anyone know where I can find information pertaining to this screenshot?
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MP3 Psychoacoustic Cut-off Frequencies for Low-Bitrate Presets

I've only seen frequency cut-off estimates for higher quality recordings. I'm interested in low bitrate frequency cutoffs: 24 kbps 32 kbps 40 kbps 48 kbps 56 kbps 64 kbps 80 kbps 96 kbps I have a ...
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Compare audio samples with different bitrates

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 ...
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MP3 and bitrate

So from what I know bitrate is the product of samplerate * bitdepth. But I cant understand this: here for example we try to create an MP3 file selecting bitrate to 320 and sample rate to 44.1khz ...
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Can compressed music files be adequately recovered by remastering?

I have some rare old music files on my drive that are compressed to 128 kbps in the mp3 format. Some of them are of digital origin, and some of them are vinyl rips. Audio data compression affects ...
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How to transfer 5.1 surround signal from computer to receiver using S/PDIF?

How do I get 5.1 channel audio from my Laptop to my 5.1 Dolby surround receiver? The receiver only got a S/PDIF optical and coaxial input and my Laptop doesn't have an S/PDIF out. I'm looking to buy ...
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How do you compute the bitrate of a WAV file?

Consider a WAV file obtained from a standard redbook CD with 16 bit samples and 44.1 kHz sampling rate. How do you compute the bitrate of the uncompressed stream?
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Why do mp3 have sample rate?

So my understanding of mp3 or any lossy file format is that a lossless audio such as wav will be sampled at some rate i.e. 44.1kHz and the mp3 will compress each second of that to a constant rate of ...
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LAME bitrate and lowpass filters

Is there a formula or chart that specifies what lowpass filter LAME will automatically invoke for certain bitrates? I've looked around the net and can't find anything on this. And is there a specific ...
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Backing up DVDs on computer and change the audio tracks from 192 to 384 kbps [closed]

I'm backing up my dvd's and I can decide what Bitrate the output file (*.avi) will have. I can choose between AC3 (384 kbps, 48000 hz) and MP3 (64 - 384 kbps, 24000 - 48000 hz). In that program it ...
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How to convert a stereo MP3 to mono MP3

We had an MP3 created for a message greeting on our phone system. It is stereo MP3, not sure what the bit rate is, but is sampled at 44.1k. Our sound system requires it to be in this format: 16 bit ...
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Are there any audible differences between 192 and 320 kbit/s .mp3 files?

I have friends that are very picky when it comes to mp3 bit-rate, and will always look for the 320 kbit/s version of a file. However, I have never noticed any differences, they sound the same to me. I ...
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24 bit in south africa

Hey so I have a on set recording job coming up in South Africa, it is a 90 minute film, I have been told that in south africa they still use 16 bit so i was wondering if i record in 24 bit can you ...
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Batch changing bit and sample rate

Here's something I never thought I'd do here... ask a question related to my day job. :D I'm a technician in a nursing simulation lab -- I get to play with human simulators all day -- and I've ...
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Low bitrate pitfalls

Hi Guys, I'm working on some sounds for a website, and space is at a premium. The company have told me they usually compress stuff down to around 16kbps to enable the sounds to stream efficiently. ...