I have a large collection of Mp3s. Most are encoded at 192kbps. I would like to save some space on my HD.
Would dropping the bitrate to 128kbps give a noticable drop in quality? Im playing the Mp3s on bog standard PC speakers at present so I cant tell the differance. But I plan to transfer the Mp3s over to an entertainment hub PC connected to quality speakers in the future so would there be a differance when using these?
WAV files are not the same as WMA. I thought WMA was microsoft's answer to Mp3.
I have tried the two bitrates on my pc but the speakers are too poor for decent audio anyway. Over the next few months I will be hooking another PC up to an amp and Speakers on my sound system so Thats when any quality drop will be obvious.
To some extent it depends on the kind of music you listen to. You could try using vbr (variable bit rate} as a compromise option. This encodes at higher / lower bit rate depending on the highs / lows in the source.