bit rate

I’ve been recording my vinyl in audacity, 24 bit with bit rate set at either 96K or 192K. JRiver Media Center reports these as 4800-4900 for the flac files and 9216 for the wav files. Do these programs define bit-rate differently? Why is JRiver reporting audacity’s 192,000 bit rate at 9,216??


For WAV files you can easily calculate the actual sample rate.
The total size of a WAV file will be just a little over: number of bytes per sample x number of channels x duration of recording in seconds.
For example, at 44100 Hz sample rate, 16 bit stereo, 6 minute recording:
“16 bit” is 2 bytes.
2 channel 16 bit at 44100 Hz is: 2 x 2 x 44100 = 176400 bytes per second
6 minutes = 360 seconds.
Total file size = 360 x 176400 = 63504000 bytes (about 60 MB).

So now you can work out if your files really are 192 kHz, 24 bit, stereo, WAV.

Just for anyone else reading this, 96000 Hz and 192000 Hz are sample rates, not bit rates.