What’s bitrate? And why’s it important for music?


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:

what is the flow