Re: Why is .WMV bitrate so high?
nope. CDs have a bitrate of 1411.2kbps. Ish.
Originally Posted by GrandMasterKaja
depends on the codec. If it makes the audio bitrate match the video one, you're using the encoding app wrong wrong. most people can't tell the difference between CD and 192kbps mp3 on your average audio setup. Raise/lower that for whatever coded you like.
So why is it that videos (usually .wmv files) have such a high bitrate? I cant even tell the difference between 128kb/s and 1000kb/s. Even when I tell it to do 44hz, 128kb/s as .wmv it forces the audio bitrate to match the video data rate.
I was under the impression that going beyond 312kb/s as far as audio bitrate was just unecessary.
with every encoding step, you lose quality. you can't make shit into silver.
Also, im wondering what happens if you take a 640x480 at 500kb/s file and jack it up to 720x480 at 1500kb/s? Now what would happen if I took that 720x480 1500 and brought it back down to 640x480 500 again? Would it look worse then the first 640x480 500?
raising the bitrate and resolution will not make a difference. Indeed, resizing the resolution will lower the quality.
resizing back down to 640*480 would lower the quality yet again, probably making it considerably worse than the original unresized file.
really though, go and experiment. you can't break anything.
ask yourself why you're using wmv and not avi/xvid/mp3 though.
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