AAC @ 256, VBR or CBR?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by bchamorro, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. bchamorro macrumors regular

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    #1
    I'll be ripping a CD collection with iTunes AAC @ 256. Should I enable VBR? Will VBR give me higher quality?

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    To enable or disable VBR?
     
  2. daneoni macrumors G4

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    #2
    I use VBR simply because sometimes it will afford you more space by trimming lower frequencies in a file a little thus reducing the overall file size without sacrificing quality (IMO). My advice is to rip one song with VBR/without VBR and check if you notice any difference
     
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    You should always use VBR at any bitrate unless you are encoding specifically for streaming over the internet.
     

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