Wave and mp3 file size

vbimport

#1

Hi Freaks!

Im very glad to be part of your forums :slight_smile:

My question is: why when encode MP3 file back to WAV its got the same file size of the original WAV? isnt the mp3 encoding cut off some frequencies?

I dont do it at all (encode mp3 to wav) i know that its useless and i just want to know the technical part of this encoding.

Thanks & cheers!


#2

WAV is typically 44.1 KHz sampled 16 bit audio. It uses all those bits regardless of the content. In other words, silence is as big as Van Halen.


#3

thank you very much for your answer :slight_smile: