Converting from low bit rate to higher bit rate using iTunes??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kashmoney2006, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. kashmoney2006 macrumors regular

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    So i downloaded much of my music using torrents and a few of my cds are horrible quality (less than 128 kbps). What i wanted to do is use the iTunes conversion to convert them to a higher bit rate. My question is, will this actually increase the quality of the songs?? I would think that you could only downgrade quality, and would need to re-import the cd at the higher bit rate to get better quality music? Anybody have an answer??
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    uh. no.

    resampling to a higher bit rate will only increase the file size - you can't recover information that's not in the original file
     
  3. kashmoney2006 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok that what i thought. Thanks.
     
  4. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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  5. davedecay macrumors member

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    In other words, you CAN polish a turd, but all you get is a shiny turd.

    :D
     

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