it could be VBR (Variable Bit Rate), and the bitrate that is shown is probably an average.Mr. Durden said:Hey, I'm not the only one! I downloaded Favorite Things by Saigon and it shows as 301kbps. I was hoping this was a sign of Apple offering them in higher bit rates, but now I'm not sure. It would seem that both of ours would be the same bit rate if that was the case. Cool nontheless, though.
Someone else already offered the link to my post... Thanks Jediboy.
normal would be 128 kbps..NATO said:What is the 'normal' bitrate of files supplied by iTunes? I just bought a few tracks today and it appears they were sampled at 128Kbps! I mean, this is awful given that we're PAYING for these files! Personally I would prefer a bitrate of at least 192Kbps.
its not a print error.pdpfilms said:couldn't you do some calculations to see if the song was actually encoded in that rate, and the info's not just a print error? For instance divide the song length by file size...? Wouldn't that give you an average bit rate?