Introduction to Bit Rate, Sample Rate, and Channels


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Bit rate, sample rate, and channels

Now when you get ready to use audio file compression on your music or music files, you'll be faced with a few different parameters you need to think about and make decisions about in terms of what kind of compression and how much compression you are going to apply to a file. Now it might look similar, but let's remember to not confuse bit rate with bit depth. So bit depth, when we're dealing with audio file compression, it refers to the number of bits per second, and it's represented by KBPS, or the kilobits per second. So, the higher the bit rate, the higher the sound quality.

Another thing is that you can choose between a constant bit rate or a variable bit rate. And sometimes you'll see these as CBR, for constant bit rate, and VBR, for variable bit rate, when you're looking at your settings. Now with a constant bit rate, you're basically in control. Whatever bit rate you set, let's say you set it at 80, then that sound, when it's compressed, it'...

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