iTunes 7.6 - No variable bit rate?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by richkent72, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. richkent72 macrumors regular

    Selecting variable bit rate (256 kbps) under iTunes 7.6 isn't working. All of the tracks are imported at exactly 256.

    I've not seen anyone else reporting this so is it just me? Any solutions?


    After some Googling I've discovered that this is a problem for others. It appears that with VBR selected, songs are imported with VBR but iTunes shows that non-variable rate. I'm confused as to (a) why Apple have done this and (b) it's not effecting everyone.
  2. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
  3. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

    Sirus The Virus

    May 12, 2005
    Works fine for me. Double check your settings.
  4. vandlism macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2007
    Awesome, because selecting a 256kbps CBR gives me anything but 256.
  5. richkent72 thread starter macrumors regular

    Thanks guys but the settings are definately correct (have tried without VBR and the 'higher quality' settings - they work correctly) and I've tried several CDs. Have even tried reinstalling iTunes.

    I'm assuming there's a file that didn't get deleted/reinstalled when I reinstalled iTunes that's causing this but I'm out of ideas on this. :mad:

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