Is there any easy way to tell what the bit rate is on these tracks (just for the heck of it)?
Also, does it make any kind of sense to re-encode in a usable lossy format for listening or should I just bite the bullet and extract them into a lossless format, accepting the size increase? If no one has practical experience with doing this on an AC3 track, I may run some DB tests later - but it won't be for a while.
I will probably encode as AAC or Apple's lossless just for convenience; this won't get played on anything but my iPod and maybe the AppleTV.
I didn't see anything relating to bitrate in Audacity when I imported it, but perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place...