Does Video Quality Affect Audio Quality?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Radioscott, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Radioscott

    Radioscott New Member

    Jul 12, 2005
    I'm going to use some audio from some of my recorded shows for use on the radio. I'd like to get the best sounding audio that I can. My understanding is that there's absolutely no difference in audio quality among TiVo's various video quality settings. Am I correct? Or will a recording at Best Quality give me better audio than a recording at Basic Quality?
  2. maharg18

    maharg18 Active Member

    Dec 3, 2002
    Chattanooga, TN
    I believe you are correct that the audio stays the same no matter what video quality is set to.
  3. mick66

    mick66 Dirty Burger

    Oct 15, 2004
    The 'verse
    The audio is unaffected by video quality.
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Just for reference audio on a standard TiVo is recorded at 224kbps@32KHz in MP2 format and audio on a DVD TiVo unit is recorded at 192kbps@48KHz in AC3 format. If you want the best quality possible you should Google for a method used to extract raw MPEG data from TiVoToGo transfers. Once you have an MPEG file you can demux the file into it's elementary streams and use the original audio file in pure digital format.

  5. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    My 140 and 240 TiVoes record at 192kbps@48KHz MP2
  6. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    So does mine. Make a great way to record radio programs to listen to later.

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