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Compressing Mp3's

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by aviynw, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. aviynw

    aviynw Thread Starter

    Jul 25, 2005
    Am I right in saying that if I have an mp3 lets say at 32 kb/s and I converted it to 128 kbp/s that there won't be an increase in quality? There are many programs that allow for this but would it actualy make an mp3 sound better?

    Just wondering, I appreciate any help.
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    Will not help.
    You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, there is no extra data to give better quality even if you do re-encode upwards, it was all "lost" in the original encoding at 32 kb/s
  3. Moby


    Mar 18, 2002
    Ripping the tracks at 128 kb/s in the first place would give you better quality than 32kb/s, but not when your starting point is a 32kb/s mp3. What Kiwiguy said.
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    It will actually make it worse. Since you lose some quality every time you encode an MP3, even at 320kbit rates, you'd be slipping downhill by doing anything to the file. You're stuck with the quality you have.
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