The salient point is at what setting does the lossy version of a track become noticeable [to your ears] compared to the original lossless file.
Your ABX comparison should be lossless VS the various levels of your choice of lossy codec.
i can't tell 192/224 from 256 and mp3 320
Can someone please help.
I'm making a discography and need a base value to convert to after ripping to m4a
It seems 256 is the answer but im looking for another viable option like 224
if anyone can compare the 224 to 256 and 224 to mp3 320 it would be a lifesaver
m4a aac 256kbps
m4a aac 224kbps >> mp3 320
m4a aac 192kbps
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On my laptop, I convert to the Apple Lossless encoder and they become
.M4A files from .flac. I assumed .m4a is apple lossless(codex?).
.m4a means it is audio in an MP4 container. MP4 can contain a lot of things, but is the typical choice of file format both for ALAC audio and for AAC audio. Merely looking at the .m4a in the file explorer does not tell you whether it is ALAC or AAC in it, though file size could give you a hint.
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