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If I were to encode mp3s as mp3pro so it would be less size, it wouldnt increase or decrease the quality right? If I use nero on the highest settings the size is reduced, but what about the quality?
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MP3Pro format is best for low bit rate audio files below 128kbps. It does slightly lower audio quality which is more noticeable with at higher bit rates and with good headphones or speakers.
    
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mp3PRO has two streams. In addition to what you hear normally, it carries a stream that enables you to recover the data that was lost when it was encoded.

However, I have always found that the initial quality is lower than a normal mp3 when comparing similar bitrates.
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If I were to encode mp3s as mp3pro so it would be less size, it wouldnt increase or decrease the quality right? If I use nero on the highest settings the size is reduced, but what about the quality?
Output with MP3Pro is more "tinny" to the ear. But it sure can reduce the size on disk. For example: A whole rip of Billy Joel's Greatest Hits (2 CDs/about 32 songs) is just 73.5MB @ highest quality.

I use it when disk space is tight or for online audio (when CD quality would choke visitors computers). Otherwise it's 320kbps as much as possible, as it eliminates that "tinny" AM radio sound.
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If you want the best quality mp3's make them VBR ( variable bit rate )
    
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