Question regarding Hi-Res FLAC to MP3 encoding 2016-08-24 14:02:21 When encoding Hi-Res audio files (in this case, they're 96kHz/24bit FLAC files) to MP3 via foobar2000 + LAME (+ SoX in case it's needed), which of the following procedures should I follow to correctly encode them?1. Do resampling to 48kHz/44.1kHz with SoX and do bit depth reduction to 16bit (+ dither) and encode it to FLAC/WAV and then encode the resampled file to MP32. Convert the Hi-Res file directly to MP3 without touching resampling/bit depth settings and only adjust the LAME settings to set the VBR setting (in this case I'll just be using [-S --noreplaygain -V 0 - %d] and won't move anything else).Will both provide an MP3 encode with the same quality? I'd like to go with option 2 due to sheer simplicity as I'll be encoding a lot of albums but I heard that Hi-Res files could introduce artifacts when they're not downsampled and bit depth reduced correctly.P.S. I want to get rid of the Hi-Res files after encoding them to MP3 V2/V0 and I won't archive the source files or the resampled FLAC/WAV encodes.I'd greatly appreciate your input and I look forward to reading all of your responses.