Changing to a higher bitrate

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Doju, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    So I have about 500 songs in my iTunes library (already there no CDs or anything) is there any way I can change the bit rate to a higher rate, like 200+ kbps?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2007
    If they're bought from the iTunes store, you can re-download them as iTunes Plus files.

    If they're ripped from a CD, you can re-rip the CD.

    If all you've got are the files, you can't do anything. You can't re-construct bits that aren't there. Encoding a 128kbps file as a 256kbps file just gives you a larger file which sounds worse.
  3. macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    there is no point in re-encoding them to a higher bit rate without a lossless source - ie the original discs because you will not gain back any quality from the compressed version.

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