On the fly downsampling of music for iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by btgordon, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. btgordon macrumors member

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    Hey Guys-

    I use a PC (soon to be a MBP) and I keep all my music as apple lossless files, which take up a lot of space on my HD. Is there anyway to load them into itunes and have them automaticall downsampled to a smaller .aac file for the iPod so they don't take up as much space? If it is only able to be done on a mac, that isn't a big deal since I will have one in my hands in a week.

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    As far as I'm aware, no. There might be a script for it although I doubt it... look up Doug's Applescripts for iTunes.

    I'm surprised no ingenious person has come out with a plugin which makes a regular iPod masquerade as a Shuffle, as that allows for downsampling on the fly.
     
  3. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Having used a 1Gb Shuffle for the past year, I finally decided knowing what I was listening to would occasionally be useful, so just recently received a refurb'd Nano 2Gb and was a little disappointed to see the 128AAC option wasn't available as it is for the Shuffle (although I understand the 1Gb Nano *may* have the option too?)

    2Gb is plenty for most of the week's use, but it'd be extra useful to have the same 128AAC option.
     
  4. theBB macrumors 68020

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  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Nope, it doesn't. Pity, because it's a really handy feature.
     
  6. btgordon thread starter macrumors member

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  7. EGT macrumors 68000

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    On the fly down sampling (custom settings of course) would be such a great iTunes + iPod feature. I just don't understand why it's not already in iTunes.

    Question: When iTunes down samples to the shuffle is the music copied/converted on computer, then to the iPod or is it transferred directly to the iPod?
     

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