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Old 12-31-05, 08:06 PM
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Encoding low bit rates into higher ones?

I downloaded a song which was 128 kbps. Since it's an already existing mp3, is it possible to encode it any higher? Sorry if this a stupid question...
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It won't sound any better for subsequent re-encodes.
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Re-encoding can only degrade sound quality. If you're lucky the sound quality might remain the same, but you'll have a larger file size with no gain in quality.

You can't add something that isn't there.
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To sum up:
Is it possible? Yes.
Should you do it? No.
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Okay, gotcha.

Yeah, I knew it could be done, but didn't think it was gonna improve the sound. Thanks for the responses.

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