Recommended AAC Settings

Discussion in 'iPod' started by betbest1, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. betbest1 macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2005
    The music in my library that I ripped from CDs is currently encoded at 192 kbps MP3, but after hearing criticism of Apple's MP3 encoder, I decided to rip them in AAC. What settings in iTunes would you recommend?
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    I recommend you search or at least browse the appropiate forums. There are numerous threads on this topic... :rolleyes:

    AAC@128 is good enough for all my intentions, BTW... ;)
  3. starnox macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    I need to make some MP3 file but haven't been that impressed with iTunes MP3 Encoder either. Any other good free ones for OS X?
  4. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
  5. jimsowden macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
    AAC=God. I rip mine at 192 with VBR, and I cannot tell the difference on any audio player. So good.
  6. tag macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2005
    PA, US
    I always liked the 160 AAC in iTunes, to me it sound's alot better than the 128 AAC default that my sister encodes her music at. I didn't notice a huge difference between 160 and 192 to warrent going higher. Best advice would be to rip your favorite song at like 128, 160, and 192 (or higher if you like) and see which sounds best to your ear, vs acceptable file size(if that is even an issue for you). Thats what I did originally and it let me work out which type was most acceptable for sound/size wise.

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