Converting MP3s to higher bit-rate?

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Converting MP3s to higher bit-rate?

Post by phule » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:44 pm

Is it possible to convert a 64bps mp3 file to 128 bps and still have the file sound okay?
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Re: Converting MP3s to higher bit-rate?

Post by sbooth » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:30 pm

phule wrote:Is it possible to convert a 64bps mp3 file to 128 bps and still have the file sound okay?
In general I wouldn't convert from one lossy format to another lossy format- I don't think the savings in space would be worth the loss in fidelity. I guess the only real answer though is to try it, and do a critical listening test.

Edit: I misread the original post- I thought the conversion was in the other direction (128 -> 64).
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Re: Converting MP3s to higher bit-rate?

Post by chronic » Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:27 am

phule wrote:Is it possible to convert a 64bps mp3 file to 128 bps and still have the file sound okay?
Why would you want to do that? The sound won't get any better and the file size will increase.

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Re: Converting MP3s to higher bit-rate?

Post by krmathis » Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:13 pm

phule wrote:Is it possible to convert a 64bps mp3 file to 128 bps and still have the file sound okay?
Yes, its possible.
But I dont see why you want to do this. :shock:
1. Additional loss in sound quality (the 128kbps file will sound worse than the 64kbps one).
2. Twice the filesize (especially when you consider #1)

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Re: Converting MP3s to higher bit-rate?

Post by phule » Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:54 pm

krmathis wrote:
phule wrote:Is it possible to convert a 64bps mp3 file to 128 bps and still have the file sound okay?
Yes, its possible.
But I dont see why you want to do this. :shock:
1. Additional loss in sound quality (the 128kbps file will sound worse than the 64kbps one).
2. Twice the filesize (especially when you consider #1)
I was just curious. I thought what you described would happen.
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