bitrate for importing and burning

Discussion in 'iPod' started by donBrian, Oct 15, 2005.

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  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2005
    I am looking for the best bitrate for importing in iTunes. At the moment I use the standard setting (128kbps) and the sound is good. Recently I was advised to use much higher bitrates and I would like to know the sense of this.
    Space is not an important factor but sound quality is. As mentioned 128kbps sounds alright and choosing a higher bitrate so it sounds better than I can actually hear is nonsense. A higher bitrate in order to be able to burn proper audio CD's does make sense. Furthermore iTunes offers Variable Bitrate Encoding (VBR).
    Therefor three questions:
    - which bitrate offers good sound quality?
    - which bitrate is neccesary in order to burn audio CD's of standard quality?
    - what effects has VBR on the questions above?
  2. Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    Thanks for the info Blue.

    Please take time to search before posting, most questions have been discussed at one point or other.

    If not, then post away.
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