Originally Posted by Thunderbolt8
that doesnt say anything regarding what he was asking for. whats needed is the bitrate so its rather easy to see if the track is identical to the old one or not.
It may not tell you everything... unless you actually listen to both tracks and compare the two.
Even if they were from different soundtrack masters, the bitrate may not be a good indicator as the bitrate varies with the complexity of the original PCM file... and each player's meter is variable as to the accuracy
of the numbers being generated.
A 24 bit/48 kHz track compressed with variable bitrate DTS Master Audio or Dolby TrueHD will still have a relatively quiet moment needing a smaller bitrate peak than one with music and sound effects pounding out of every channel. The bitrate range may also be similar given they are both 5.1 tracks and still flagged as 24 bit/48 kHz tracks on both releases.
If, say, the new U.S. version were to have 7.1 audio from a complete soundtrack overhaul, then the audio bitrate peak would be much higher due to the two extra channels being compressed.
Again, you'd have to critically listen
to both tracks with a good sound system.