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Variable Bit Rate (VBR)

Variable Bit Rate (VBR) is a type of encoding that allows for more efficient bandwidth use by varying its bit rate depending on the material being encoded. It works well with video because it can reduce file size without sacrificing quality too much; however, this technique may not work well if there are different types of sounds within an audio track. VBRs come in two types: constant (CBR) and variable (VBR).

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Variable Bit Rate (VBR)

VBR is essential for SMBs because they'll be able to encode their videos at lower resolutions without losing any significant amount of fidelity while maintaining compatibility across all major browsers and devices. This means they'll have access to better storage options, leading to higher profits over time.

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