Follow-ups [ToS #2] Re: Apple TVBR vs CVBR Apple TVBR vs CVBR 2017-01-25 17:12:46 I've been reading over these forums and I know similar topics have been covered before, but I couldn't find a clear and concise answer for a long-standing question I've had. I realize Fraunhofer FhG is another excellent choice for an AAC encoder, but for the purposes of this discussion, I will be referring solely to the Apple/qaac encoder.So, let's open the can of worms:I know TVBR uses the max bit-reservoir (between ~10 and 6144 bits) but I'm curious what advantage there is of using one over the other. Apple CVBR got an "about the same, but slightly better than" Apple TVBR in the most recent listening test at ~96 kbps, so what's the trade-off there? Should I interpret this as something like: TVBR is more efficient with space, CVBR may be "better" statistically, but there's little real-world difference between the two? I've read a bunch of threads on this already but I've never found a straightforward answer as to what the pros/cons are for each.