Does converting an iTunes plus file to Aac 256 lose quality?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by michael31986, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    I have some songs that keep updating on iTunes so I kind of want to trick the iPod into thinking it's a new file. But does converting an iTunes plus bought file to 256 aac lose quality or no?
     
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  3. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I know that like I said I'm trying to trick my iPod into thinking its a different files. By converting it it also gets rid of the name and email of who bought it.
     
  4. stordoff macrumors regular

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    Yes, converting iTunes Plus files to 256AAC will cause some quality loss.

    Why are you trying to trick your iPod/remove the email address? There is probably a better solution.
     
  5. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Because Everytime I plug my iPod touch it says updating files. The same ones. So I want to fix it. But deleting and re adding them on iPod doesn't work. And they are store bought files so I don't get it. They aren't corrupt cause that play fine. So I want to see if maybe I tweak the file if it will not always say updating
     
  6. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried deleting from your computer (after backing them up, of course), syncing your iPod, then adding them back to your computer? There ought to be a way to fix this without re-encoding the songs.
     
  7. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    i just recently added them to iTunes. I got a program that copied all my songs to my iPod and then restored the iPod and copied all the songs to a brand new restored iPod touch. so idk what to do.
     

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