Compression

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mLstortz, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. mLstortz macrumors newbie

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    Jan 4, 2007
    #1
    Does anyone know if there is a good free compressor out there that will compress iTunes files, and let you play them on iPod?

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Adelaide, Australia
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    An iPod won't let you play compressed files but iTunes will let you convert your song to a lower bitrate (lower quality) which will mean it'll take up less space. You can change the settings in the Import pane of the Preferences. Then, just select your tracks and convert them to get a copy that's smaller (or a different format or whatever). :)
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    What exactly are you looking for? What do you have now what do you want to compress it to?

    iTunes can encode audio files at a wide variety of bitrates, but it's generally not good to transcode from one compressed file format to another...you lose a good bit of quality that way. If you're talking about protected files downloaded from the iTunes Store, you'd have to burn them to CD and then re-rip them using iTunes.
     

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