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Old 04-22-2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default What bitrate is a good quality mp3?

When I had a smaller hard drive I encoded almost all of my mp3's to 160kbps to save room. Is 160kbps good quality? Because I sort of feel stupid for encoding almost of my music to lower bitrates. I've always though that anything 128kbps and higher is good quality. What's your guys' take on this?
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:09 PM   #2
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well MOST CD transfered to Windows Media player are a 192 bitrate, 160 isn't bad , my music is about 200+ but it takes a HUGE amount of sapace when you have alot of songs.It's fine to me as long as its not like 60kbps,lol ..
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:45 PM   #3
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Just make sure it's at least 128 kbps.
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Just make sure it's at least 128 kbps.
yep, 128 is typical, anything more is better
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I try to look for 192, but if there isn't any available, then 128 minimum. It's rare to find 160, but 192 is the best. SOmetime the 200+ sound bit creates too much treble and the pitch is way too high.
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:29 PM   #6
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I have some at 128 and 192. Some jumps from 128, to 224, to 160, to 256, to 320, etc.
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192 is standard and 128 is another so 160 is good unless your running 5.1 speakers
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128kbps minimum. Usually around 128-190kbps is good enough, because even the most experienced audiophile can hardly tell the difference really...
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I never use anything less than 192, i prefer 320 tho, but ive got over a terrabyte of storage so its not an issue.
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