1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Understanding Lossless Music Streaming Bit Rates

Discussion in 'Streaming Music' started by kirk, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. kirk

    kirk Administrator Staff Member

  2. Slydude

    Slydude Member

    Nice bit of info there. Had I not seen this I might have missed that FLAC-related error.

    Assume for a moment that a user has a collection containing the usual mix of country, rock, classical, etc. Assuming someone were starting with a CD and wanted to pick the best bit rate would most users notice the difference between 256 kbps and 320 kbps even with a decent audio system?
  3. kirk

    kirk Administrator Staff Member

    No, I don't think many users would notice. Also, in the article I mention in my article, the comparison is between 320 kbps MP3 and 256 kbps AAC. The latter is a better, more efficient codec, and sounds better, so the AAC should sound better than the higher-bit rate MP3.
  4. Slydude

    Slydude Member

    I've got tracks in both AAC and MP3 along with a few tracks in AIFF/WAV. I've thought about going back and re-ripping the MP3s but I'm just not sure I want to tackle that time consuming task.

Share This Page