How to upscale my whole itunes library to be higher quality

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tacos!, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Tacos! macrumors member

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    Hi guys,
    I got an Ipod Nano that came with my Macbook pro, it is 8gb, and i have a 5gb music library. My question is what is the best sound encryption i should use and how many kb's should i use? I still want to have some room in my ipod for new songs and stuff.
    -Justin
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Just a heads up, whatever bit-rate you choose, you'll have to re-rip the songs from your CDs, simply re-ripping the songs already in the iTunes library at a higher bit-rate will not increase the quality of the songs.
     
  3. esaleris macrumors 6502

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    The best idea is to re-rip your entire collection from the source. There's no way to upsample from a low bitrate (128 kbit/sec) to a higher one (192 kbit/sec). It's effectively like saving a .jpg at 80% quality and then trying to save it at 100% - the data that used to be there is simply not there, and it's not something you can recover.

    192 kbits/sec and 256 kbits/sec AACs are reasonable. Be sure to tick on VBR. If you're curious, the reasoning behind that can be found at hydrogenaudio.org.
     
  4. Tacos! thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright, Thanks guys, i was just wondering... BTW thanks for that link, it was an interesting read.
    -Justin
     

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