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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:37 am

People in the past have told me that Amazon mp3's are 320 kbps bit rate...

However, I just downloaded my entire Amazon MP3 Library and not a single one was 320.

The majority are 220 to 260, few actually even hit 256.....while I had some that were as low as 116. Usually the real low ones are the older songs. For example, a Christmas variety album had Dead Martin songs at 116-120.

That's crazy....

Anyone else notice this?


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Post by elparanorman on Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:45 am

NoOneIsHere wrote:People in the past have told me that Amazon mp3's are 320 kbps bit rate...

However, I just downloaded my entire Amazon MP3 Library and not a single one was 320.

The majority are 220 to 260, few actually even hit 256.....while I had some that were as low as 116. Usually the real low ones are the oldersongs. For example, a Christmas variety album had Dead Martin songs at 116-120.

That's crazy....

Anyone else notice this?
That's why I only buy CDs and rip them with Exact Audio Copy. Even when the albums are rare and overpriced. Got to love being single without kids and a fulltime job, lol.
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:06 pm

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NoOneIsHere wrote:People in the past have told me that Amazon mp3's are 320 kbps bit rate...

However, I just downloaded my entire Amazon MP3 Library and not a single one was 320.

The majority are 220 to 260, few actually even hit 256.....while I had some that were as low as 116. Usually the real low ones are the oldersongs. For example, a Christmas variety album had Dead Martin songs at 116-120.

That's crazy....

Anyone else notice this?
That's why I only buy CDs and rip them with Exact Audio Copy. Even when the albums are rare and overpriced. Got to love being single without kids and a fulltime job, lol.


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Post by WildWorld on Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:06 pm

NoOneIsHere wrote:

 Dead Martin


Best typo ever!

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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:15 pm

WildWorld wrote:
NoOneIsHere wrote:

 Dead Martin


Best typo ever!

lol!


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Post by Staybrite on Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:12 pm

I recently downloaded four MP3 albums from Amazon (like the last two months).  I just spot checked all of them (so I didn't look at every single song, just two or three from each album) and they are all 320Kbps.
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Post by d@v!d on Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:16 pm

Mine go to 321
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:25 pm

Staybrite wrote:I recently downloaded four MP3 albums from Amazon (like the last two months).  I just spot checked all of them (so I didn't look at every single song, just two or three from each album) and they are all 320Kbps.

Hmmmm....I have yet to see one of mine that even reaches 300

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Post by Snert I on Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:40 pm

As far as I know amazon uses VBR (Variable Bit Rates) up to 320 Kbps. That means depending on the complexity of the information in the track the bit rate changes. At moments of low complexity it is reduced, in moments of high complexity it is raised up to 320 Kbps.

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Post by Staybrite on Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:41 pm

I do have some older albums from Amazon that are definitely in the 200-256 range (stuff I downloaded years ago).
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Post by alldatndensum on Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:45 am

Like Staybrite, all of my newer downloads from them are 320 but some older ones were 256.
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:39 am

alldatndensum wrote:Like Staybrite, all of my newer downloads from them are 320 but some older ones were 256.

Interesting...Amazon's guidelines state that they are VBR and try to achieve close to 256, and some are CBR at 256. According to them, they don't even offer 320. 

I am sure that if you guys buy mp3 from Amazon, that you are bound to have a couple of these. I have bought all of these within the last year, some just this week. NONE are in 320......  Sad 




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Post by Staybrite on Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:32 am

The recent ones that I purchased in the last few months (that are 320Kbps) are"

Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance (2001 reissue)
If Only - No Bed of Roses (2011 reissue)
Black Star Riders - Killer Instinct (bonus version 2015)
Battle Beast - Unholy Savior (2015 release)

So all of them relatively new releases.
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:44 am

Staybrite wrote:
Battle Beast - Unholy Savior (2015 release)



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Post by Staybrite on Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:10 pm

NoOneIsHere wrote:
Staybrite wrote:
Battle Beast - Unholy Savior (2015 release)



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Just Joking

At least I will have you to talk to.  I mean during our union mandated 10 minute breaks from the lake of fire....because nobody in the lake of fire can talk we'll be too busy screaming.
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:48 pm

Staybrite wrote:
NoOneIsHere wrote:
Staybrite wrote:
Battle Beast - Unholy Savior (2015 release)



That's it..you're going to hell...   Twisted Evil




Just Joking

At least I will have you to talk to.  I mean during our union mandated 10 minute breaks from the lake of fire....because nobody in the lake of fire can talk we'll be too busy screaming.


So true..so true....

I just hope they have cable

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Post by Staybrite on Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:20 pm

NoOneIsHere wrote:
Staybrite wrote:
NoOneIsHere wrote:
Staybrite wrote:
Battle Beast - Unholy Savior (2015 release)



That's it..you're going to hell...   Twisted Evil




Just Joking

At least I will have you to talk to.  I mean during our union mandated 10 minute breaks from the lake of fire....because nobody in the lake of fire can talk we'll be too busy screaming.


So true..so true....

I just hope they have cable

Oh I'm sure they will have cable....but remember it's hell, they will just be showing non-stop Lawrence Welk and Jersey Shore reruns.
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:37 pm

Staybrite wrote:
NoOneIsHere wrote:
Staybrite wrote:
NoOneIsHere wrote:
Staybrite wrote:
Battle Beast - Unholy Savior (2015 release)



That's it..you're going to hell...   Twisted Evil




Just Joking

At least I will have you to talk to.  I mean during our union mandated 10 minute breaks from the lake of fire....because nobody in the lake of fire can talk we'll be too busy screaming.


So true..so true....

I just hope they have cable

Oh I'm sure they will have cable....but remember it's hell, they will just be showing non-stop Lawrence Welk and Jersey Shore reruns.


Whew..what a relief...I thought for sure it would be constant viewings of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

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Post by Staybrite on Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:54 pm

Yikes! That's enough to make me burn my Battle Beast downloads and go to confession!
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:29 pm

Staybrite wrote:Yikes! That's enough to make me burn my Battle Beast downloads and go to confession!


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Post by oldschooldoom on Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:09 pm

Staybrite wrote:The recent ones that I purchased in the last few months (that are 320Kbps) are"

Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance (2001 reissue)
If Only - No Bed of Roses (2011 reissue)
Black Star Riders - Killer Instinct (bonus version 2015)
Battle Beast - Unholy Savior (2015 release)

So all of them relatively new releases.
Christian discrimination by Amazon. Only their secular stuff is 320...hmmmm!
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