File size of songs on iPhone?

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

  1. nashmills macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    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


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    A rough estimate is 1MB per minute for 128 kbps and 2 MB per minute for 256 kbps.
  3. Dennis187 macrumors regular


    Jun 26, 2010
    below you
    Songs can be anywhere from say 4mb-8mb depending on length of song.
  4. nashmills thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    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 68000

    Jul 23, 2012
    you can see the file sizes on itunes.
  6. Tones2 macrumors 65816

    Jan 8, 2009
    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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