Upgrading the bitrate on music.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by stu212, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hey, im wondering if i upgrade the music i have within itunes with a higher bitrate without ripping it from a CD will i notice a difference between the CD ripped higher bitrate and the internal encoded higher bitrate.

    Anyway my main query is if i rip a CD at 128kbps but within itunes i re-encode that to 320kbps will it be as good as ripping the file from the CD at 320kbps
     
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    miles01110

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    Nope. You cannot add information to a sound file. If you want higher quality you need to re-rip directly from the CD.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Its like watching Britain's got talent in high-definition rather than Standard-definition. Susan Boyle will still look ugly.
     
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    rhett7660

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    Yeah but she will still sound good...... :D
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    No, an uprated 320kbps song will sound the same as the 128kbps version. You can't somehow "add quality" to a low bit rate song by upscaling it.
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up for me! i was expecting to get flamed.
     

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