How to Find a File's Bit Rate

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You can view file details in Windows 8.1 and RT using the Properties dialog in File Explorer, but media files often contain additional properties such as album name, length, copyright and bit rate. Using the right-click context menu, open the Properties dialog for your selected file and then locate its bit rate on the Details tab.

Locate a File's Bit Rate

  • Open the folder location containing the file you wish to locate the bit rate for. For example, press "Windows-E" to open File Explorer and then navigate to the folder containing your file. Right-click the file and select "Properties." The Properties dialog appears, which can be used to manage and view advanced file properties. Click the "Details" tab. The audio bit rate is listed in the value column next to Bit Rate under the Audio group. Video files may contain an additional property titled "Total Bitrate," which represents both video and audio bit rates.

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