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mp3 320kbps CBR or VBR?what s better?
takeshibeat
post Sep 30 2011, 11:43
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hi m new here
i have a hifi system marantz mcr 502 with speakers
on whom i listen to music via usb stick(mp3 320kbps cbr)
all of my music is in flac
i convert the music from flac to mp3 320kbps cbr with foobar2000
i wanted to ask is in my case better to convert the music to mp3 320 kbps cbr or 320kbps vbr?
what s the difference?
if its better to convert it to mp3 320 vbr, can you tell me a few softwares which are good for converting in mp3 320 vbr
is it possible that if i convert an album in mp3 320kbps vbr, that i will get a smaller bitrate than 320kbps??
that s why i thoguht its better to have 320 kbps cbr because thats always 320kbps the same, i thought that if i convert it in vbr 320kbps ,that i could get than a smaller bitrate like 256kbps or ....
and also i don t have in the foobar converting options(converter setup) the ability to convert my music in mp3 320kbps vbr
i just can download the music in mp3 320 cbr

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shadowking
post Oct 6 2011, 09:46
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If you don't care for space just use CBR 320. VBR is to save space but also aims to keep quality constant . But high bitrate CBR 224 ~ 320 is just fine so quality won't suffer 'bitrate starvation' like is commonly claimed or at least you would be hard pressed to hear it. Technically 320 cbr should be the best quality mp3. 320vbr is better for other formats like aac - bitrate can go much higher. There is no easy setting for 320k vbr and V0 is much lower like 230 k . So you would use a very high bitrate ABR like --abr 288 or --abr 320. That could save you some bits.

High bitrate addicts should try:

-b320
--abr 288
--abr 287 -h
-V0
-V1

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