Hey guys I have some mp3s I want to convert to a higher bitrate; 320kpbs. However, will converting from a lower bitrate to a higher bitrate actually improve the sound quality or degrade it? Thanks.
I just did some further reading and it appears that there's no improvement in quality, just a bigger file size. It is simply a waste of space. My next question then is is this a general rule for all audio file conversions? When converting from a lower bitrate to a higher bitrate, there is no improvement in SQ?
Also, does this apply across different file formats as well? e.g. converting from lossy formats like MP3 to more lossless formats like AAC or FLAC. Is there an improvement in SQ, or simply an increase in file size?
Edited by sniperwill0 - 9/5/12 at 8:23am