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Regarding MP3 Encoding

  1. Sep 4, 2009 #1
    My question is regarding bit rate delineation between channels. If I were to select a bit rate of 192 for a 16 bit, stereo, 44khz sound file would that rate translate to 96kbits per channel or are the channel effectively combined as one?
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  3. Sep 4, 2009 #2


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    They are combined (joint stereo) to save space they only store a difference between the channels when it is significant
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