Which bitrate is correct?

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#1

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?


#2

320 Vbr

It’s surely VBR, therefore that confusion.


#3

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.