Converting MP3 to AAC

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jhomayne, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. jhomayne macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2004
    is it worth converting 160kb MP3s to 128kb AACs?

    i mean.. would there be any noticeable degradation in quality?

    is it worth converting to save space?

    is this too many questions?

    any help much appreciated. :)

    EDIT: or to truly appreciate the benefits of aac am i going to have to rerip all my music? :eek:
  2. MOFS macrumors 65816


    Feb 27, 2003
    Durham, UK
    Photocopy of a photocopy...

    I'm afraid that as far as I see (and I'm sure someone will be back me up :rolleyes: ) it'd be like making a photocopy of a photocopy. I had to rip all of my CDs to get AACs instead of MP3s (and I've got 2619 songs/ 6 and a half days of music!). Luckily I got a script from Doug's Applescripts (can't remember the URL) which allowed me to copy the track details from the MP3 to the CD version, thus deleting the MP3 version on my iBook.

    It is worth converting to save space (thats why I did it), and it saved me about 3GB. Unfortuantly the only other thing I can say is good luck!

  3. dubbz macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2003
    Alta, Norway
    Transcoding from one lossy format to another is evil.

    You will obviously save some space, but sound quality will suffer. Now, if you will actually hear a difference depends on what program you used to encode to MP3 in the first place and what kind of equipment you have (ie: if you have some cheap, low-quality, speakers, you probably won't notice a difference).
  4. jhomayne thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2004

    that's the first week of my summer holidays gone then.. :(

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