Originally Posted by chewy4
As far as just a plain old mp3 file, I can do some testing on that later tonight. There probably won't be a major difference in quality but there likely could be a slight degredation. It could depend on bitrate as well. I can't say I know enough about video audio to say how it handles this though. Maybe the audio is already decompressed in it, which in that case it wouldn't matter... It would help if you specified which video formats you were using.
No specific video format i have in mind, but i suppose generally use flv and mp4, occasionally avi and mkv.
Also it'll be great if you could test it.
Originally Posted by StratocasterMan
I noticed this other thread which may or may not be helpful: http://www.head-fi.org/t/590285/question-about-audio-quality-on-youtube
I'm guessing your question may be related to YouTube videos, but maybe it isn't... On YouTube, the audio quality is changed according to the video quality. Be sure to click that link in post #5 if your question is related to YouTube videos... I know I'm not answering your question completely. I'm just trying to help with some extra information...
Thanks for the link, nice topic to read. Its similar to my question, and yea i suppose my situation is after downloading youtube videos or other video sites in highest quality then converting it for compatibility, video editing, or storage reason or another.
I'll keep the original downloaded video files if i know more video conversions(with same audio settings on new video) will hurt its audio quality, and toss it for more space otherwise.
In that thread i'm not sure if the answers was referring only to converting from an audio format to a different audio format or not, and its video to audio.
In my situation its not downloading from stream, and its video to video, and audio settings (kbps, bit depth, sampling rate, etc) would be the same as original source so things may or may not be differentEdited by oniisaki - 2/15/13 at 5:36pm