Importing CDs....what settings?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ~Kat~, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. ~Kat~ macrumors member

    ~Kat~

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    What are the best settings? I have to reimport all of my CDs because I'm getting a new iPod and it won't be on a Mac computer.

    There are several variables, I'm not a perfectionist but I want quality. Any recommendations?
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

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    Depends what you mean by best.

    I have two libraries, one for my 80GB iPod and one for playing at home. While my iPod library doesn't fit on my iPod, i can still fit a lot of music on my player.

    A) iPod files - AAC 192 VBR
    B) Home files and music colleciton archive - Apple Lossless

    Why can't you just move the files onto your PC? Ripping takes an awfully long time.
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Turn on the error correction, it can take a little longer but will give you more reliable rips. The codec and bit rate are very much personal preferences, but I would go for AAC instead of MP3 unless compatibility with some player (say, a car MP3 deck) was an issue.
     
  4. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    I personally use AAC 192KBit. I don't think I can here any difference at that quality, it doesn't take too much space, and I won't think "I should have imported at better quality" two years from now.

    Just wondering: Why do you think you have to re-import your CDs? If you already have imported them to a Mac, there are quicker and easier ways to move them to another computer. If you can't set up a network between the computers, the best way is to burn your whole collection on data DVDs or data CDs and import them into iTunes on the other computer; that way you have a backup as well which you should do anyway.
     

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