1,000 songs in your pocket

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  1. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    Those were the famous words spoken by Steve jobs when the original iPod was announced back in 01. Now the original iPod was released in 5GB. But what gets me is how can 5GB hold 1000 songs, when I have 975 songs on my iPod touch, and that takes up 7GB...what's the deal?
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it was based off a 128 kilobit bit rate. your 975 songs are probably encoded at a higher bit rate, taking up more space.
     
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    <nitpick>It was actually 160</nitpick> :p

    But you're exactly right; 975 songs using 7 GB looks like 256 kb/s.
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    right. i think i had the 128 kbps figure from when they launched the itunes music store with 128 aac files (which they said to be the same fidelity as a 160 kbps mp3). i might be wrong still; my memory is not what it used to be.
     
  5. venomgt95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep :)
     
  7. AndreaTa macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry, can you explain what you are talking about? :(
     
  8. HereBeMonsters macrumors 6502

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    Basically, bitrate is an indicator of the quality of the MP3/AAC rip. When I first got an mp3 player, I had to make everything 96kbps or lower as the biggest cards available were 16mb. Megabytes!

    These days storage is so cheap you can afford to have much higher quality files, 256kbps or higher is the norm.
     
  9. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    Storage is so cheap these days that you can work on your FLAC collection ;)
     
  10. photographypro macrumors regular

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    It was 128kbps Protected AAC

    I just looked at the first album I purchased from iTunes in May of 2003, and the files are all 128kbps Protected AAC files. Most are under 4 MB, so 1000 files at 4MB should be about 4 gigs, so a 5 gig iPod would easily hold 1000 songs.
     
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I'm currently redoing my iTunes and have added a majority of my full albums to the iPod Nano - 1692 songs at 13.11 GB. So I have less than a gig left, hahaha. So almost 2,000 songs in my pocket at 256kbps.
     
  12. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    I have 1978 songs on my 16gb 7th gen. Nano.

    They're the same songs I've had for a while now as my ipod is basically orphaned since I switched to a Chromebook, but I've no interest in ever using iTunes again.
     
  13. Hastings101 macrumors 68010

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    quick, everyone name the 1000 songs they'd put on their iPod
     
  14. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    I've only got 400 songs, and that takes up 2gb!
     
  15. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I have an iPod Mini with 4Gb space which was advertised to hold 1000 songs, however, I recall only only fitting 300~ or so and they weren't exactly top quality...

    Definitely should've been an asterisk by that "1000" ;)
     
  16. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    That would be hard to decide on. I've tried it before even. There's a lot of albums that I like every single song off of.
     
  17. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Not originally it wasn't. When the iPod was originally released in '01 iTunes ripped your songs into MP3s. When the store arrived in '03, that's when the FairPlay AACs first appeared, and IIRC the iPod needed a firmware update to work with the store.
     
  18. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    Yeah. iTunes Plus introduced the higher quality 256kbps songs (much larger file size). iTunes Plus did not appear until…. around 2007 or later?
     

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