What format music from Apple's music service?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by FelixDerKater, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

    FelixDerKater

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    What do you'll think Apple will distribute the music as? AAC, MP3, uncompressed AIFF (not likely)?
     
  2. howard macrumors 68020

    howard

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    almost without a doubt it will be AAC (mpeg-4)
     
  3. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

    Kwyjibo

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    AAC seems like the safest bet, i mean if you look at the facts
    -Apple likes to be first with technology and mass distriubitng music in AAC would be pretty close to first.
    -iTunes needs an update so this new feature + music service would be a great reason to have iTunes 4.
    -The iPods are probably not fulling using their audio quality potential and might get closer with the AAC compression and playback.
     
  4. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    AAC mp4 seems to be the best candidate. if i remember orrectly, quicktime was recently updated to include better rights management in mpeg4. thats probably a direct precursor to the music service.
     
  5. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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  6. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    Nope, RealAudio. :D ;)

    AAC MP4 will definitely me the format. I wonder if we'll also so an iPod software update released on Monday.
     

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