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Jimbo2005
06-13-2005, 11:12 AM
hi, what's the difference between 64kbps and 16kbps wma, i can't tell the difference.

Although I could tell the difference only in mp3 formats.

Thanks!!

ChristinaS
06-13-2005, 11:27 AM
It's the same difference :D

16kbps is 4 times lower audio quality than 64kbps for a given format.

The wma format a low bitrates is of better audio quality than the mp3 format at the same bitrate in general. Naturally none are particularly good, but if a very small file size and low bitrate is what's required and if m3 is not absolutely required, then wma is a better choice.

There are other factors that influence the audio quality, like the frequency. For very low bitrates trying to keep a high frequency results in worse audio quality than at a lower frequency. There are some good combinations and some poor ones, you have to experiment to find the best compromise.