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stu212
Jan 15, 2010, 04:40 AM
Hey, im wondering if i upgrade the music i have within itunes with a higher bitrate without ripping it from a CD will i notice a difference between the CD ripped higher bitrate and the internal encoded higher bitrate.

Anyway my main query is if i rip a CD at 128kbps but within itunes i re-encode that to 320kbps will it be as good as ripping the file from the CD at 320kbps



miles01110
Jan 15, 2010, 04:46 AM
Anyway my main query is if i rip a CD at 128kbps but within itunes i re-encode that to 320kbps will it be as good as ripping the file from the CD at 320kbps

Nope. You cannot add information to a sound file. If you want higher quality you need to re-rip directly from the CD.

seb-opp
Jan 15, 2010, 05:39 AM
Its like watching Britain's got talent in high-definition rather than Standard-definition. Susan Boyle will still look ugly.

rhett7660
Jan 15, 2010, 07:26 AM
Its like watching Britain's got talent in high-definition rather than Standard-definition. Susan Boyle will still look ugly.

Yeah but she will still sound good...... :D

macuser154
Jan 15, 2010, 01:17 PM
No, an uprated 320kbps song will sound the same as the 128kbps version. You can't somehow "add quality" to a low bit rate song by upscaling it.

stu212
Jan 16, 2010, 08:14 PM
Thanks for clearing that up for me! i was expecting to get flamed.