My TV is compatible with the audio formats listed below. I know how to convert the audio tracks on videos to different formats, but what I would like to know is which of the comatible formats will give me the best quality. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Listening through the TV speakers?
I doubt if there is that much difference, just make sure you use a decent bitrate
No I am using a 2.0 soundbar.
If you're converting video's to something else, why not maintain the original audio, or are you trying to downmix
5.1 or similar to 2-channel stereo? Or uncompressed to compressed? Why recompress already compressed
audio if you don't have to?
If your aim is to produce the best sound for the smallest size, perhaps aac or vorbis
My point still stands though, if you use a higher bitrate, I doubt if you could tell the difference.
Perhaps some others will chime in and give you a different perspective ...
I agree with you, davexnet. I doubt this person will be able to improve on what he already has. Just leave it alone.
And I don't think soundbars really reproduce top quality audio. Better than TV speakers but much worse than a real sound system. And I have a 5.1 soundbar myself.
Results of the public multiformat listening test (July 2014)
♛1 Opus 1.1 with opus-tools-0.1.9-win32
opusenc --bitrate 96 in.wav out.opus
♛2 AAC iTunes 11.2.2 via qaac 2.41
qaac --cvbr 96 -o out.mp4 in.wav
♛3 Ogg Vorbis aoTuV Beta6.03
venc603 -q2.2 in.wav out.ogg
♛3 MP3 LAME 3.99.5
lame -V5 in.wav out.mp3 *used 29% more bitrate.
Any of the codecs you showed will sound the same on a 2.0 sound bar as long as the original sound is good.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
Thanks for the help everybody I'll just stick to AAC for now. And as for davexnet's question, I don't convert the video just the audio because I like to watch videos on my big screen via a portable drive and my TV doesn't support the E-AC3 or DTS sound formats.
I used to use 256kbps stereo, because to me it sounded more transparent and less "pinched"
than lower bitrates, even on my TV speakers. Especially important if the material was mostly music.
Here's a short article with some recommendations - may be useful, but even still, I'd take it with a pinch of salt
Last edited by jagabo; 11th May 2019 at 10:33.