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Converting MP3s to higher bit-rate?

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:44 pm
by phule
Is it possible to convert a 64bps mp3 file to 128 bps and still have the file sound okay?

Re: Converting MP3s to higher bit-rate?

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:30 pm
by sbooth
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).

Re: Converting MP3s to higher bit-rate?

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:27 am
by chronic
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.

Re: Converting MP3s to higher bit-rate?

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:13 pm
by krmathis
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)

Re: Converting MP3s to higher bit-rate?

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:54 pm
by phule
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.