I've looked for information about these settings around the internet without success so I thought I'd ask some questions here since it might also help others using this codec pack for AAC encoding.
- When using variable bitrate encoding, does the approximate bitrate shown indicate the projected average bitrate for the entire resulting file?
- Does the bitrate shown in the resulting file indicate it's actual maximum bitrate? In my above example did a bitrate of 325 kbps indicate that the file reached a bitrate of 325 kbps sometime during the encoding? This is a concern because my player supports a maximum bitrate of 320 kbps with AAC files.
- What is the effect of the Mid/Side stereo setting?
- When using average bitrate encoding, is the bitrate you set just the average bitrate and the actual bitrate can vary quite a bit during encoding?