MPEG4-AAC or Apple Lossless - What do you use?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Sirin, Jun 18, 2006.

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Which iTunes format do j00 use?

  1. AAC

    19 vote(s)
    70.4%
  2. Apple Lossless

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. Nah. I don't use any of those. MP3 for teh win!

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  4. What is AAC, what is Apple Lossless? Who are you? Who am I? :eek:

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Sirin macrumors member

    Sirin

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    #1
    Which do you use for iTunes+iPod+Quicktime, AAC or Apple Lossless?

    I use AAC, since it is smaller in file size, and I am not really a hardcore quality junkie, 128kbps is right for me.

    Which do j00 use?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    I think this topic has been covered once or twice, but since you've set up a poll: aac@128 is more than good enough for me, too... remember I grew up with cassettes, and after that aacs are just fine... even aacs@96VBR (converted from higher bitrate files) are more than adequate for listening on my iPod mini or over AirTunes to my hifi... :)
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I use mp3 at 256 Kbps VBR. I had some of my Classical music on there using Apple Lossless, but it didn't mix as well with the others during shuffle mode.

    I wouldn't mind using Apple Lossless for everything but I don't have enough disk space, even temporarily, to hold the library.
     
  4. Konradx macrumors 6502

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    #4
    i use FLAC but Applie is proprietary and lame so it doesnt read them. If someone has a plugin for the ipod+itunes to get it to read FLAC i'll fedex you a cookie.
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #5
    I use AAC most of the time, and move up to lossless for any songs that need it (less than 1 % of my collection).
     
  6. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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  7. zim macrumors 65816

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    aac160 for my imported CDs.. not sure why since 128 sounds the same on my speakers and the subtle differences that I notice with headphones don't really warrant the extra meg or so the 160 creates. I guess I just like the number better. I also buy from iTunes and 128 sounds great.

    The only time I use Apple lossless is when... ;) and that is for archiving only
     
  8. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, that's exactly why I use AAC 160kbps. If disk space was infinite, I would use Apple Lossless, or FLAC if iTunes supported it.
     
  9. Timepass macrumors 65816

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    I tend to use 160-192kps mp3s. I like mp3s because everything can play them and I dont have to worry bout trying to remember if everything is in the correct formate when I burn a disk to play somewhere else.

    I dont noticed any really diffecne and ACC doesnt play in everything. Mp3 does.
     
  10. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    AAC. Quality is fine for my needs. Though it is annoying how AAC isn't used outside of apple programs.
     

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