Best Quality for iMac (Audio Import)

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  1. ghsNick, Oct 26, 2011
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    ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    So I have a 500GB iMac and I want to upload my CD's at the best quality...the thing I realized about Apple Lossless is that it takes up a crapload of space,

    I decided 320kbps will be fine...but there are many options to uploading at 320kbps...is this the best option for uploading at 320 on iTunes?

    MP3 or AAC?
     

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  2. gus6464 macrumors regular

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    aac offers better quality compression than mp3 at the same bitrate. Go aac if you can.
     
  3. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So the picture to the right?
    Is that the best 320 kbps I can get out of AAC?

    Because I can select other options as you can see...

    Use HE?
    Channels Auto?
    44.100 kHz?

    I don't know if I need to adjust any of these?

    And other than file size is there a big difference between what I'm about to do and Lossless?
     
  4. gus6464 macrumors regular

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    Do the right and turn VBR off.
     
  5. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I turned VBR off...what does Do the right mean?
     
  6. gus6464 macrumors regular

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    use the right picture
     
  7. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Alright thanks man.
    Yeah I always heard VBR was better but I unchecked it.

    Can you notice a difference between Lossless and 320?
     
  8. moderately macrumors 6502

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    I suggest you listen for yourself. Rip a few and see what you hear. There are people who claim to hear a difference. For me and my music I stoppped hearing a difference around 192. Uncool to admit but there it is. As long as you keep your cds you will have the lossless copy.
     

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