Where can I learn more about bit rate and sample rate for converting video and music files?

Mudge April 30, 2010
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Where can I learn what bit rate & sample rate means and when/how to change these settings to improve quality when converting video and music files?

  1. Saikat Basu
    April 30, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    We have some basic articles on the kind of information you are looking for. Here are the links:

    What Is MP3 Format & What Is Its Origins?
    Digital Video Formats and Video Conversion Explained
    Audio File Formats Explained in Simple Terms
    There are also resources like - About.com's Learn To Edit Audio Like A Radio Pro

    • Mudge
      May 3, 2010 at 3:01 pm

      Dear Saikat:

      Thank you for your time to respond; I'm a senior-aged, first-time PC user/owner of only 4 yrs. & God-sent MakeUseOf (discovered only appx. 2-3 months ago) is the best site for a 'newbie' to have. I've gathered so much useful info I'm backlogged in reading it all. Thanks to everyone who put so much work in keeping MUO up & running. (I guess what I need to do is learn how to word searches better because I couldn't find the offerings you've made--of which I've read all.)

      ". . .bit rate & sample rate. . ." question

      • Saikat Basu
        May 3, 2010 at 6:06 pm

        Hi Mudge,

        It really feels great to know that our site is helping you out so much. It is always a deliberate effort on our part to make technology seem less scary to everyday users. Searching MUO is very easy actually. Just use the search box at top.