iphone song import formatting?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by davidjtaylor07, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. davidjtaylor07 macrumors member

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    Nov 17, 2007
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    hi i have an 8gb iphone and have synced 1029 songs, consisting of about 5.2gb. the thing is all of my songs (except some purchased through itunes) are mp3 formatted.
    now i was wondering if the songs were in another format ie ACC would this give me a little more space to play with? or is their now much to be gained by using something other than mp3? d
     
  2. dammitjanet@gma macrumors member

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    Aug 23, 2007
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    generally, the encoding format does not make that much difference in file size. however what does make a large difference is the bit-rate, and type of bit-rate encoding you use.

    the lower the bit-rate, the smaller the size, but the lower the quality of the resultant file and the reverse is generally held to be true, the higher the bit-rate, the better the resulting file sound quality.

    Variable Bit Rate (VBR) - if you choose custom under the Encoder settings (Advanced/Importing/Settings) then the encoder varies the bit-rate in the resulting file dependent on what is happening within the song to try and keep the fidelity of the track as true as possible, but to also save on file size where it knows it can (during quiet periods etc).

    http://www.mp3-converter.com/mp3codec/bitrates.htm
     

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