Is there an Android app or Windows software that can be used to display bit rate of a song played

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Hi,

We have plans to test the audio quality for songs played through Spotify on different audio quality settings as well as compared to songs played through TIDAL.

The ideal situation would be that we would play a song on Spotify for example and the audio quality would display through app/software as 160kbps or 320kbps.

Is there an Android app or Windows software that can be used to display bit rate of a song played?

Thanks,
Robbie
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PowerAMP is a nice music application on Android that can display bitrate information. On Windows machines, use VLC or iTunes. I don't think there are any applications that can capture your current audio source and return their bitrate information. You'll have to play the music file through these applications in order to receive bitrate information.
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Yes, on Windows use the Console switch - it's not especially pretty but you can hide the window when not in use.
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Newcomers-and-Contribution/Guide-How-to-see-a-bitrate-in-Spotify/td-p/88059

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Hi,

There is a music identification app called Shazam that displays, on your phone, name of song being played in background.

I was wondering if it were possible to do something like this but display bit rate of song played without downloading.

Thanks,
Robbie
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display bit rate of song played without downloading.
If you do this you're reliant on two factors
The site accurately records bitrate in a way an API can grab
The site uses CBR and doesn't just average out VBR

Shazam works by displaying the actual bitrate during playback with realtime sampling by the app.

Spotify uses the streamed file's metadata (tag) so the info is pulled before the file starts playing.

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