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Re: Best quality audio format/rate for websites

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:40 pm

It must be better, it’s more expensive.

16bit does OK. It overloads at 0 and has quiet noise at 96. Most home recordists have a terrible time getting their shows between 3 and as quiet as 60, the AudioBook standard. 16bit easily handles that.

You should be careful not to present in a format nobody can play. 24bit is a studio standard. I don’t think my iPod can play those.

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Re: Best quality audio format/rate for websites

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:05 pm

There is one more consideration. At home I have a modest internet connection. If I need to download a serious file. I have time to go make coffee. I converted several sound samples from WAV to MP3 so *I* could download them.

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Re: Best quality audio format/rate for websites

Permanent link to this post Posted by briandc » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:40 am

steve wrote:The ridiculous thing about "high definition audio formats", is that they are perceptively indistinguishable from 16-bit 44.1 kHz.


Got it. Thanks!

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