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Okay so this is weird (iTMS bitrate oddity)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by MattG, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. macrumors 68040


    I just downloaded this album from the iTMS, and look at what it's showing for the bitrates! I wonder if it's just my computer showing them incorrectly, or if this is what they actually are?

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  2. macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    If those are indeed the true bitrates, this isn't the first time it's happened. If I remember correctly, there have been a couple of other songs from iTMS that were encoded at higher than 128 kbps. Nonetheless, that is a great find!
  3. macrumors 68040


    Yep, this appears to be correct.

    Song #1 is 6 minutes long and is 12mb in size.

    12 mb / 6 minutes = 2mb (2048 kilobytes) per minute
    2048 kilobytes per minute x 8 (bits in a byte) = 16384 kilobits per minute
    16384 kilobits per minute / 60 seconds = 273 kbps

    Wonder how many more like this are out there!
  4. macrumors 6502a


    I've got tunes, somewhere, from iTunes that have VBR and others that were encoded at higher bit rates...don't know why.
  5. macrumors G4

    Let me guess, they were encoded with FAAD right?
  6. macrumors 68040


    Info says "FAAC"

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