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JE JaggedEdge
7th May 2003, 00:56
Are your files encoded at?

I know 98% of my files are at 192 kbps, and IT REALLY MAKES THE DIFFERENCE!

JE

FesterHead
7th May 2003, 01:14
256kbps 44kHz stereo

global_groove6
7th May 2003, 02:11
mostly 192. 192kbps broadcasted at 128kbps definately sounds better then 128kbps broadcasted at 128kbps.

rgATL
7th May 2003, 14:41
mine are 192. Broadcasting at 128 and 24.

rg.

Vchat20
7th May 2003, 17:59
mostly 128 wma files.

rgATL
11th May 2003, 05:41
does the original bitrate make a difference in the STREAM quality? I won't think so (b/c it gets re-encoded)... What do you think?

rg.

FesterHead
11th May 2003, 08:03
Yes it does. Especially if your source mp3s are encoded at a less bitrate than your target stream.

For example, try listen to a 128kbps stream sourced with 56kbps mp3s.

rgATL
14th May 2003, 01:33
Well, of course, but how about a 128kbps stream sourced with 128kbps mp3s?

rg.

FesterHead
14th May 2003, 02:44
I believe the higher the source bitrate, the better quality the re-encoded stream will be.

rgATL
14th May 2003, 04:08
Wouldn't it be "easier" on the stream to broadcast at the original source mp3 bitrate (so it doesn't have to re-encoded)...or does it not work like that?

rg.

Vchat20
14th May 2003, 04:11
dont work. say if you broadcast a 128kbps mp3 on a 128kbps stream. it will still re-encode it. no matter what, the dsp will always re-encode what you play.