Sound help needed

By brown29
Feb 14, 2005
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  1. Hi, I currently own a copy of adobe audition 1.5 and im just wondering what the best kbps to save at is.

    Currently im saving the audio files as 160 kbps, 44100hz stereo mp3

    But there are:

    96 kbps
    192 kbps

    and then it lists all the way up to 320kbps

    Which is the best to use and why? Please bear in mind that the audio is not cd quality and is ripped from audio tapes.

    Any help would be good. Thanks
  2. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    It really is up to your own preferences.

    It is said that when ripping a CD, that 128kbps is so-called "cd quality" though many would argue that they can hear the difference.

    Try it at 192 kbps, and if you're not satisfied, try it at a higher rate and compare the two. That said, remember that the higher the rate, the bigger the end file.
  3. The Best Alias

    The Best Alias Newcomer, in training Posts: 147

    I'd be one of those who'd argue that 128kbs is nowhere near CD quality. I never encode at less than 192 KBS, and of course 44.1 stereo. The file sizes aren't that much larger and the fidelity is worth it. 192 works out to be roughly 1.5MB per minute where as 128 is roughly 1MB per minute and sounds like doo doo.
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