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Converting AC3 to other lossy format
GregDunn
post Mar 31 2012, 04:25
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I have a couple of legally owned DVDs with separate high quality AC3 music-only soundtracks which I'd like to listen to on my iPod. Is there any easy way to tell what the bit rate is on these tracks (just for the heck of it)?

Also, does it make any kind of sense to re-encode in a usable lossy format for listening or should I just bite the bullet and extract them into a lossless format, accepting the size increase? If no one has practical experience with doing this on an AC3 track, I may run some DB tests later - but it won't be for a while.
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GregDunn
post Apr 1 2012, 05:46
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Ah, that looks like Windows-only. Sorry, should have specified I'm on a Mac. I didn't see anything relating to bitrate in Audacity when I imported it, but perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place...

I will probably encode as AAC or Apple's lossless just for convenience; this won't get played on anything but my iPod and maybe the AppleTV.
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