[SATLUG] mp3 encoding

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Wed Oct 29 08:40:12 CDT 2008

> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 5:39 AM, Borries Demeler
> <demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> wrote:
> > I have a question about audacity and mp3 encoding:
> > When I load an mp3 file into audacity, delete sections from it,
> > and export the edited file as an mp3 file back to disk, will
> > this be a lossy mp3 compression (one mp3 compression on top of
> > another)? Or will it write the same mp3 code for the sections
> > that were unchanged in audacity?
> That's correct, it will be a lossy encoding of the original MP3. While
> I can't notice the difference some audiophiles can. My suggestion
> would be to export the original MP3 file as a WAV, load the WAV into
> Audacity, edit as needed and export as MP3.

Wouldn't have that exactly the same effect?? Only if I kept it as a 
WAV will it be unchanged from the original mp3, right?


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