AAC @ 256, VBR or CBR?

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

  1. bchamorro macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2007
    I'll be ripping a CD collection with iTunes AAC @ 256. Should I enable VBR? Will VBR give me higher quality?


    To enable or disable VBR?
  2. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    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

    Sep 30, 2003
    You should always use VBR at any bitrate unless you are encoding specifically for streaming over the internet.

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