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Old Aug 19, 2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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M4A or MP3 Better Quality?

Excuse my extreme noobiness but does a song in M4A have better quality than a song in MP3 or vice versa? Thanks!
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Old Aug 19, 2006, 07:54 PM   #2
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Excuse my extreme noobiness but does a song in M4A have better quality than a song in MP3 or vice versa? Thanks!
depends how. Size to quality ratio yes M4A is better. But you can make an mp3 just as good or better than m4a files just it will larger in size.

but sound quility wise they be the same. Just mp3 will be larger.
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Old Aug 19, 2006, 07:54 PM   #3
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Mp4 (ACC)

Not sure what an m4A is but MP4 is much better than MP3.
Better compression - so at or about the same file size, you get better sound.

All the music on iTunes is MP4 (or ACC apple calls it i believe).

If you do mean M4A and not MP4 ...
then I am not really sure? But someone else might know.

Hope that Helps
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Excuse my extreme noobiness but does a song in M4A have better quality than a song in MP3 or vice versa? Thanks!
AAC (M4A) is generally considered better as far as quality goes. But try some Googling on AAC vs. MP3 for more. Here is a decent article...
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