We’ve all listened to digital music, right? And that means you’ve probably heard of “bitrate” or encountered files that have “kbps” at the end. The thing is… what does that mean? What is the hell is the flow? Well, we are here to help.
In the simplest terms, bit rate is an expression of the amount of data that a file produces every second.
For example, you can see something like “320 kbps”. This literally means 320 kilobits per second, which is the amount of data produced. To make it easier for you, we’ve put this in a handy image for you:
At 128 kbps, you will hear the high registers (like hi-hat) sound a bit tiny. But the higher the bit rate of the lossy file, the less difference you will hear with an uncompressed file.
If you want to read and explore all of this a bit more, head over here.
Let’s sum it all up before we go. Bit rate is an expression of the amount of data that an audio file produces per second. And, the higher the bit rate, the higher the quality of the music – up to a point.
Happy hunting there, folks!
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