Can an iPod Play Uncompressed Tunes?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Cooknn, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Cooknn

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    #1
    Curious - with 60GB at our disposal and more on the horizon, is it possible to play 16 bit/44.1kHz (uncompressed) tunes on an iPod?
     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    As long as they are in AIFF or WAV format, sure - those will work just fine. The only downside to using those is that they require more hard drive accesses to play, which reduces battery life.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Yes, playing uncompressed aiff files on your iPod is a shure way to get less than an hour battery life. Uncompressed music files are too big for the buffer and force the harddrive to run constantly.
     
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    WinterMute

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    Using the Apple Lossless codec works well, it preserves the essential nature of the audio, but redices the filesize by as much as 50%, cutting down disc access and HD space useage.

    What I really want is a 24-bit 96Khz capable iPod with an integral line output, so I can play mixes in native format.

    Never going to happen though.
     

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