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itunes match - what effect on individual file size

Discussion in 'iCloud and Apple Services' started by Jon169, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    Hi, quick question for those who are now using the itunes match service. What effect does the new matched version file size have compared to the original file size.

    For example a song previously might have been, say, 6mb, is it higher or lower now on average?

    Is it a significant difference to before? The reason i ask is I am already pushing my limit on my devices and was wondering if this is going to help me massively or push me over the edge?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors newbie

    #2
    Impossible to give accurate answer. It of course depends on what format and bit rate your music is currently. BUT, looking at a very small sample of my music library, the AAC 256kbps songs I got from iTunes Match are between 8 Mb and 10 Mb in size for songs around 3.5 minutes long.

    If your songs are currently averaging 6 Mb then I think I would be pretty safe in saying that your library will increase in size if you replace your songs with the matched versions.
     

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