converting higher bit rate songs to 128 kbps aac

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ali.mofadal, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. ali.mofadal macrumors member

    ali.mofadal

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    i am running low on space so i am thinking of converting higher bit rate songs to 128 kbps aac i have few questions about it

    1- will my original mp3 will be affected ?
    2- will i notice difference in quality ?
     
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    The only thing I noticed that was different when I used that option was that it took MUCH longer to sync, as Im assuming it does that conversion on the fly. It does free up a decent amount of space though.

    Bear in mind that Im not an "audiophile", but to my ears it was the same.
     
  3. ali.mofadal thread starter macrumors member

    ali.mofadal

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    what about my original mp3 files, i don't them to be converted, i just the songs in the ipod only
     
  4. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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    Converting them on the fly keeps the files original on the computer, and small on your iPod.

    As far as quality goes? I compare it to photo files. If you look at a photo taken using a 1 megapixel setting, the normal size photo on the computer looks fine. Increase the size of that photo and you will see it pixellate. Look at that same photo taken at a 10 megapixel setting and zooming will give you better quality and detail.

    Listen to a song at a lower bitrate with high quality earphones at a higher volume vs that same song at a higher bitrate in the same conditions, thats where one will notice it vs another.
     
  5. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    It's lossy compression, like the one you applied to your post. You lose quality.
     

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