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Jolly Jimmy
Jun 8, 2009, 08:30 AM
I'm trying to replicate the iTunes Plus setting using another program like Max, but when I use what seems like the same settings (256kbps VBR), the files always turn out a fair bit larger. Can anyone help me make iTunes Plus files without using iTunes?

Teej guy
Jun 8, 2009, 09:07 AM
I believe the same setting is 256 CBR.

Jolly Jimmy
Jun 8, 2009, 12:43 PM
iTunes Plus is 256kbps VBR. I have no idea what the rest means though. Is it possible to replicate with an app such as Max or XLD?

Teej guy
Jun 8, 2009, 03:38 PM
I've downloaded two iTunes plus tracks and they're both CBR.

Jolly Jimmy
Jun 9, 2009, 05:51 AM
Yes thank you for that though I'm looking at the iTunes plus encoder settings which you can see (http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=174601&d=1244482837) uses VBR. The store files may be different.

EDIT : Besides CBR would make even larger files than I'm already getting.