I need some things explained about digital formats

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by NickTonic, Feb 20, 2005.

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  1. NickTonic

    NickTonic Guest

    As I typed this, I suddenly understood it. I think. I guess now I'm just posting it for people who might have the same questions.

    I'm pretty sure I got it with "So does each kilobyte contain 1000 hertz that produce 1000 sound positions?". Now, I'd probably rather want to know what hertz is and how it relates to bytes. Yeah.
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

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    Nope, don't have it yet. These are two completely unrelated points. KHZ is a measurement of frequency. Kilobyte is a measurement of through put. for instances, 2kbts/sec is the amount of time it takes to push through 2kbts. This is in relation to how much data is streaming per second. Hertz is the frequency(s) of something. Mp3's use compression to decrease the through put while trying to retain the hertz. (simple explaination).

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