Re: Whats the best format to encode music in today?
Go lossless, flac is the most supported on devices.
It is not smart to use lossy with high bitrates, you will get both big files and artifacts.
If you have an old mp3 player, just stick to the -V 2 setting using lame. Throwing more bitrate won't make mp3's sound better.
Apple has their own lossless format (alac) if you need.
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