Which bitrate is correct?



not clear, what bitrate is correct: mp3 file tags show -Bit Rate: 320 kbps (when move cursor on file), but when file play, windows media player task bar show Playing: 209 Kbits/second (and file properties also show this 209Kbits)
Which bitrate is correct?


320 Vbr

It’s surely VBR, therefore that confusion.


Scan the MP3 with MP3Utility, or scan the folder its in with EncSpot. Or play the MP3 in WinAMP or foobar2000. Any of those programs I mentioned will tell you the actual bitrate of the MP3.

Windows Media Player and Windows just aren’t at all reliable for detecting strange MP3’s bitrates.