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Old 07-08-2012, 05:36 PM
skip252 skip252 is offline
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If you don't have the original lossless file it's probably best to just leave things as they are. Lossy to lossy transcoding is only going to lose you quality. The quality loss happens if you transcode up or down in quality settings.

Thing of it is you may or may not hear the quality loss. It occurs but it may or may not be audible to you. ABX testing is best done by comparing the lossless source to the lossy copy but I have used it to help me make the decision whether or not to transcode a lossy files to save space. The results for me have been so inconsistent I've decided to live with the higher bitrate files if I can't get the lossless source again.
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