Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 11:42 AM (in response to mccorn)
If you want CD-Quality, disable the "compress" button. Then you will exort AIFF-file. Best Audio quality, but very large file size.
If you want a moderate file size, use mp3 or aac. The aac-quality is slightly better, but not all systems can read the files. If you want to share to windows systems, use mp3.
I don't see "use VBR" in my export panel using GB '11
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 7:41 PM (in response to mccorn)
The bit rate on a compressed file tells you what the quality is--the higher the bit rate, the more data is being read to re-create the music. For MP3s, the highest bit rate is 320 mbps, and that's what I always use. These files are larger than lower bit rate files, but worth it, IMO. VBR is Variable Bit Rate. Your computer calculates the bit rate based on what's going on in the music, so if there's a moment of silence, there is not much data written. You can get good quality with VBR, and some people swear by it, but unless space is a real issue on your hard drive, I'd stick with 320 for MP3s.