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Old 25th September 2008, 10:51   #37
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And if for some reason you really need constant bitrates:
Mode: CBR, Joint Stereo
Always use Joint Stereo! (can't say that often enough )
Bitrate: whatever you want
Quality: Normal or High (see above)
ABR is always better than CBR though (technically both settings are quite similar, CBR is basically a limited (one could also say crippled) version of ABR).
The lower bitrate results are caused by the encoder using 32kbps for silent parts, but since the VBR algorithm wasn't designed to be limited that way you'd probably better use CBR (or ABR) anyway.
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