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I'm currently working with a PCM stereo that's mainly music and want to try converting it to a lossy codec, but I'm not sure what bitrate to use. I was thinking of 192 kb/s for AAC stereo and 256kb/s for AC3 (that might be too much?), but completely lost on EAC3 (if I should actually use it at all).
I usually just go with the highest available bitrate on 5.1 which is 640 for premiere pro. I always use AAC or AC3 or EAC3 because not a single samsung TVs will play dolby or PCM unfortunately, and I do intend to watch them with audio myself lol. (something to maybe keep in mind, also)
when using a lossy codec, audio takes relatively little space compared to video. I read that the standard for mp3 was 256 so I go for the next one, it's over 300 but can't recall the exact number. Maybe I should go higher...