File size of songs on iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nashmills, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. nashmills macrumors member

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    I'm trying to find out what capacity iPhone I would need to accommodate all my music. I am happy for it to be downgraded to 128 kbps for use on the device.

    I have just synced a couple of albums to my iPad with "Convert higher bit rate songs to 128 kbps AAC" selected. Is there any way I can see the new file sizes to compare them with the originals?
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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    A rough estimate is 1MB per minute for 128 kbps and 2 MB per minute for 256 kbps.
     
  3. Dennis187 macrumors regular

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    Songs can be anywhere from say 4mb-8mb depending on length of song.
     
  4. nashmills thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys. It looks like my space requirement will be approximately half my iTunes size (256 kbps iTunes match files).

    I thought there would be a way of seeing the size of individual files on the iPad.
     
  5. lazard macrumors 65816

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    you can see the file sizes on itunes.
     
  6. Tones2 macrumors 65816

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    You can only see the original file size on iTunes. There is no way to see the on-the-fly 128 kbps converted size on iTunes or the device per individual song. But it's safe to say that a 256 kbps song is double the size of a 128 kbps song. :)
     

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