iPod Bit rate not right

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DopestGingah

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I have iTunes version 7.5 (now that I think about it, this problem never happened on any previous version) and I have the new Angels & Airwaves album at 320 kbps. I want to make this 256 kbps like the rest of my library. So I have the prefrences set up to import at 256 kbps w/ no VBR. But after I select the songs and convert to AAC, the new songs come up as random bit rates (none of them are 256 kbps)! What is wrong!?!
 

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Itunes is now correctly showing the average bit rate of VBR AACs. Some songs use more data then others. Some may not need all 256Kbs all the time. In VBR, the encoder only uses the import rate as around where the encoer should try to keep the song, but if it doesn't need that much, it will go below that rate. It it needs more, it will go above. Look at a VBR MP3 in itunes and see that it shows the same random number
 

DopestGingah

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Itunes is now correctly showing the average bit rate of VBR AACs. Some songs use more data then others. Some may not need all 256Kbs all the time. In VBR, the encoder only uses the import rate as around where the encoer should try to keep the song, but if it doesn't need that much, it will go below that rate. It it needs more, it will go above. Look at a VBR MP3 in itunes and see that it shows the same random number
Okay well is there any way to force iTunes to make it 256kpbs? I don't like this because I sometimes sort my music by bit rate and now there will be random numbers everywhere! Is there anyway I can "downgrade" iTunes then?
 

DopestGingah

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Itunes is now correctly showing the average bit rate of VBR AACs. Some songs use more data then others. Some may not need all 256Kbs all the time. In VBR, the encoder only uses the import rate as around where the encoer should try to keep the song, but if it doesn't need that much, it will go below that rate. It it needs more, it will go above. Look at a VBR MP3 in itunes and see that it shows the same random number
I did not set it to VBR though! So it all should be 256kbps!
 
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