You can encode things differently such that you store the same data more efficiently, but typically this requires greater processing. And, in cases like music where the amount of information per second changes, you can compress variably - for example, quiet bits like intervals require much less information to encode than a fuller scene with many varied instruments and frequencies, which is what variable MP3 encoding is for.Doesn't compression defeat the better quality? Surely you cant have better quality despite a smaller file size? Introduces noise, no?
Really? You shouldn't be able to detect any change in the rate. What does it sound like? Unless you mean you just don't like MP3 cos that's fairvariable mp3 rate is the worst invention ever. its painful to your ears to listen to
just like winzip flac format is lossless