iPhone 4 and converting higher bit rate songs to 128 kbps AAC

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  1. guinness8878 macrumors member

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    Got my 32 GB iPhone 4 yesterday and set up as a new device using the same playlist of music that I used on my 32 3gs. I check marked the box to convert higher bit rate songs to 128 kbps AAC just like I had in the past with the 3gs. With the 3gs it brought a playlist consisting of 4625 songs at 26.70 GB down to 17 GB. With the iPhone 4 synced it does the same in the drop down menu under devices then iPhone in Music then at the bottom it lists the playlist that I use, both read 4625 songs at 17 GB. At the summary page with the bar at the bottom it reads I have 23.29 GB of audio on the iPhone and unplugging going to settings then about it reads 4625 songs at 23.29 GB. So I only have 4.48 GB free when I should have around 9 or 10. I resynced twice to see if it would change with the same outcome, restored the device and called apple care with no answer on why it reads different. Going to the Apple Store tomorrow unless one of you has a solution to this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mgirg macrumors regular

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    Have you checked to make sure it isn't syncing all your audio books and podcasts as well. When I first set up mine, even though I restored from a backup it reset all my podcast an audiobook settings so on my first sync it moved across a lot of stuff I didn't want.
     
  3. guinness8878 thread starter macrumors member

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    I checked, it's just the audio pane that's incorrect.
     
  4. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    It might be worth checking anyway, as audiobooks and podcasts are grouped with music collectively as "audio" on that bar you're talking about. That's the only thing that would make sense.
     
  5. guinness8878 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for taking the time, I checked and there are no podcasts or audiobooks on my computer or phone. "Genius"? bar couldn't come up with any reason why the capacity is incorrect. Going to restore it again like he said, anyone have any other ideas?
     
  6. crawfish963 macrumors 6502

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    Do you have a lot of voice memos? I believe those show up as audio as well and I know of no way to downconvert them to a smaller file size.
     
  7. guinness8878 thread starter macrumors member

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    No voice memos either, but thanks. Both phones in front of me, 3GS and 4, the 3GS is correct and the 4 is messed up. Same playlist, same settings.
     
  8. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    What types of files are you trying to convert? Are they all from iTunes?
     
  9. guinness8878 thread starter macrumors member

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    All AAC itunes store bought with a few MP3's ripped from CD's.
     
  10. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Hmmm. If you take the playlist off your phone, does the audio storage drop to zero GB? If it does, then I'm totally stumped.
     
  11. guinness8878 thread starter macrumors member

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    Drops to zero. I deleting some music and synced normal without the convert 128 process and it shows 1 GB more than whats on the phone. I guess that's better 6 GB more. ??
     
  12. crawfish963 macrumors 6502

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    Never heard of this one. A restore is always a possible fix, but a PITA.
     
  13. guinness8878 thread starter macrumors member

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    I restored twice, I give up, it makes phone calls and works mostly fine. Who knows.
     
  14. crawfish963 macrumors 6502

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    You could go into the iTunes backups and libraries and delete those out. Go to preferences, Devices, Backups and delete. Just a shot in the dark. Maybe make a Genius appointment?
     
  15. guinness8878 thread starter macrumors member

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    Deleted all backups, and the genius didn't have a clue what's wrong. For some reason it just shows more audio than what's actually on it. Maybe an update in the future will fix.
     
  16. bracyp macrumors newbie

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    I know it's been a while since anyone replied on this but...

    This is just a guess since I only have the iPhone 4 and never had any of the others. But could it be that the difference in available memory is due to the iPhone 4 having more of its memory being used for the OS. It does have more capability than the 3GS so more code has to be used to make those devices and features work.

    Hopefully you've found out by now what was up.
     
  17. couchmana macrumors newbie

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    Just curious if you found an answer to this. I am having the same problem with my Ipod Classic and iphone 4. The selection in itunes 10.5 to convert higher bitrate songs to lower 128 is not working.
     

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