I'm using Switch to convert Real Audio (.ra) files to mp3s. I would like to maintain the highest possible audio quality, whilst creating the smallest possible file sizes.
The .ra files have the following characteristics: bitrate=32 kbps and sample rate=44,100, channels=2 (info obtained from MPlayer).
Switch doesn't allow any control over the sample rate, so I selected an mp3 bitrate of 64kbps (thinking that twice the original bitrate should be fine) BUT the resulting mp3s have a sample rate of 22,050.
Obviously I don't know what's going on, as I've doubled the bitrate but o