Average iTunes file size

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by zach, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. zach macrumors 65816

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    it's too hard to go through your library and figure out your average bitrate or sound file quality, so i figured this would be the next best indicator of how people on macrumors store their music, although it doesn't account for song length, that'll provide an interesting piece of data too.

    so, what i'm wondering is this...

    a. how big is your library (in GB) [mine is 22.7 GB including a few videos]
    b. how many files you have in your library [i have 3058]
    c. how much time is in your library [mine is 9 days, 21 hours, 5 minutes, and 22 seconds]

    d. what is the average file size of your library (size/# of files) [mine is 7.6 MB]
    e. what is the average file length of your library (time/# of files) [mine is 4.65 minutes]

    and please don't be scared off by my statistical nature.. :X

    as a more qualitative analysis.. i keep most of my music in approx. 200 kbps VBR MP3, with some down to 128, some AAC, and some lossless.
     
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Oh, come on, Q...we all know that deep down inside you're a statophobe. ;)
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    d. average file size: 4.07 MB

    e. average song time: 3.91 minutes (3 min 55 sec)

    Most music is from the iTunes Music Store (AAC, 128kbps).
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Average size: 3.46 MB
    Average time: 3'46"

    Now, that's got too be more than an eerily coincident... :D

    Most music is aac@128 ripped from my own or the local public library's CDs... :)
     
  6. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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  7. Sam* macrumors regular

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    a) 15.07 GB
    b) 2498 Songs
    c) 7.7 Days
    d) 6.02 Mb
    e) 4.43 Minutes

    Majority Ripped at MP3 200ish - 250ish VBR, with some below that down to 128 (iTMS Files)
     

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