How to convert iPhone songs to high 320 bit rate?

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  1. Jason black macrumors regular

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    Is there a program I can use to convert me songs to a higher bit rate? Does anyone know if songs bought from iTunes have high bit rate? I don't really care about space because I have a 64 gig iPhone 4S.
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Songs from iTunes are 256.

    Converting them to a higher bit-rate is pointless. The best you'll ever get is "it's the same." You're just wasting space.

    If iTunes isn't good enough, the best you can generally do is to buy CDs and rip them using the 'Apple Lossless' codec in iTunes. But that's about it. There's no point in converting anything you've downloaded online...it will always be as good as it's going to get when you download it.
     
  3. Jason black thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well iTunes converts the song to 128 bit rate, it obviously diminishes the quality of the song, right?
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    You can lower the bitrate but going up will gain you nothing except bloat. A 256kbps AAC is going to be fine for all but audiophiles and their moon-rock needles.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Are you talking about ripping CDs with the iTunes program or buying songs on the iTunes store?
     
  6. Jason black thread starter macrumors regular

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    Transferring downloaded mp3 and ripping CDs. I know that when I purchase and download off iTunes, the mp3 remains the same.
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    So for ripping CDs, use iTunes and rip them as either "Apple Lossless" or "iTunes Plus AACs." (Your choice. Do a test and see if you can tell the difference or not.)

    For everything else, just leave them alone and use them as they are.
     
  8. blueroom macrumors 603

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    If you're concerned about the quality of the rip use XLD instead of iTunes.
     
  9. Vudoo macrumors 6502a

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    I buy CDs and use iTunes to rip them into Apple Lossless format as my master copy. That way I can rip them to lower quality if needed.
     
  10. Jason black thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nice! I like the insights so far. I'll try them.
     

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