[email protected] (Radium) wrote in

1 Hz sampling rate would equate to .5 Hz. 1-bit/sec, however would

not. Bit/time is the bit-rate. Sample rate is different from bit-rate.

It is also important to know the difference between *bit-resolution*

and *bit-rate*.

If in a wave file, the bit-resolution is made to equal 1 /(sampling

rate X number of channels), then the bit-rate will definitely be

1-bit/second. If the sample rate is 44,100 Hz in a stereo (2-channel)

wave file of this type, the bit-resolution would be 1/(44100 x 2)-bit

or 1/88200-bit.

Bit-rate = sample-rate X bit-resolution X numbers of channels

Multiply the 44100 X 2 X 1/88200 and you get 1!

44100 Hz X 1/88200-bit X 2 channels = 1 bit per second

1 minute of this file would comsume only 60 bits of disk space. It

would definitely work for the internet. Unlike conventional MP3s and

WMAs, the high-frequency content of the PCM music will be restored due

to the high sample rate.

Methinks something is wrong with the math and/or definitions.

The way I understand it, if one samples at 44.1kc that means that 44

thousand times per second you have a 16 bit word. Thus, in one second,

you have 44,100 16 bit words of data. Put another way, in one second you

have 44,100*16*2(for stereo) or 1,411,200 bits of data.

1,411,200 / 8 = 176400 8 bit bytes per second.

Now if you are wanting to change the sampling resolution or depth from 16

bits to something like 8 or even 4, the result would not be very good. I

believe that there are examples of 4 amd 8 bit on the net.

r