iTunes 7.2 has a great new feature I find extremely useful!

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  1. joelovesapple macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but as its early days I didn't think it would have.

    I discovered today that if you have the new iTunes 7.2, you can convert to AAC in 256kbps instead of the old 128kbps! I found this amazingly awesome for converting favourite tracks of mine, whilst ones I'm not that fussed over can stay 128kbps:D.

    Since the new update, I have rediscovered my library because I now know how much better a doubled bitrate sounds!:cool:

    Just wondered if any of you have found this out?:)
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    yeah... i think that was a feature of iTunes 1 as well (at least with MP3; AAC wasn't around then)
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Couldn't you rip the CDs at 256kbps before???:confused: or are you converting 128kbps files on your computer, if so there is no improvement.
     
  4. joelovesapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm converting existing files on my computer. Before, I thought you could only convert to AAC at 128k.:cool:
     
  5. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    You will not gain back any quality, that isn't in the original file you will just make the file larger. unless you are converting from a higher bitrate in another format.
     
  6. joelovesapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah. Ok.:eek:

    I'm sorry guys... move along;) .

    I thought iTunes was so so good that I thought it'd make a difference to the quality of the songs.:D :apple: .


    *major blush*
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    You realise that you can have any bitrate you like with iTunes Preferences==>Advanced==>Importing==>Setting==>Custom?
     
  8. joelovesapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know that, but I was converting existing files on my mac, not from CD's.;)
     
  9. sycho macrumors 6502a

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    It still uses the same settings. ;)
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This thread is such an argument for the placebo effect.
     

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