Ipod Freezes when I try to play .wav song

Discussion in 'iPod' started by JohnR23, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. JohnR23 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2007
    Ok so I downloaded an in rainbows vinyl rip (flac) and coverted it to wav using Toast. I only added one of the songs to itunes to test an see if the ipod would even accept it. It did but when I try to play it on the ipod, it will go to the play screen but the ipod will then immediately freeze, forcing me to restart the ipod. Sometimes when I press the menu button it will eventually go back but then the ipod will start acting very sluggish and then I'll have to restart it anyway. I assume it's because the wav file is so big.

    Here's the info for the file:

    Kind: WAV audio file
    Size: 80.1 MB
    Bit Rate: 2822 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.100 kHz
    Sample Size: 32 bit

    So can someone tell me how much I can compress it without sacrificing quality so that I can play it on my ipod without it freezing...
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    The iPod cannot play 32-bit files. You need to dither it down to 16-bit, 44.1kHz.

    Wouldn't hurt to compress it using Apple Lossless either, to save some space.
  3. JohnR23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2007
    Ok thanks.

    The only reason I used WAV insted of apple lossless because of the the difference in bit rate (1411 kbps(wav) compared to 705 kbps (Apple Lossless)). I figured there was a big difference in quality; is there really?

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