iTunes Plus + 256 kbps Standard in 8.1, 250GB Classic real?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by atoothelex, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. atoothelex macrumors member

    atoothelex

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    #1
    So now that 256 is the standard in both the iTunes store and when importing cd's, people will be able to hold less on their iPods. On the iPod box, song capacity is calculated @ 128kbps, so will that change? Will Apple recognize the need for high capacity with the advent of higher bitrate standard? Please release a 250GB classic in September,Apple!!!!!
     
  2. cmcbridejr macrumors 6502a

    cmcbridejr

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Location:
    Alpharetta, GA
    #2
    Good point. I did not think about that.

    Apple has always bragged about how many songs you can hold in your pocket. It will be interesting to see if they recalculate the capacities.

    Either way, I am glad that we are moving towards quality instead of focusing on quantity.
     
  3. chabig macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    #3
    I just installed 8.1 and my default is still AAC 128kbps.
     
  4. atoothelex thread starter macrumors member

    atoothelex

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    #4
    yeah, i'm assuming you've had iTunes installed prior to the 8.1 version. When the new version installs, it copies the preferences from the old to the new. So since the old default was 128kbps (and I'm assuming you didn't change the default), the importing bitrate will still be 128. The change in default will only effect people who install iTunes on their computer for the first time.
     
  5. chabig macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    #5
    Right. I see now the new option for iTunes Plus. That's what I was looking for. I had to manually select it.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Location:
    Singapore
    #6
    i thought apple acutally calculated storage based on 160kbps songs, each running 5 mins each... ??
     
  7. cmcbridejr macrumors 6502a

    cmcbridejr

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Location:
    Alpharetta, GA
    #7
    Maybe so, but I would not be so surprised if they calculated so low as a 3:00 minute song. A 3:00 minute song used to be the magic number for radio.
     
  8. bettykoyle macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
  9. masterslacker macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    #9
    I just installed iTunes 8 but I can't find the option for 256kbps or the iTunes Plus stuff? Is it automatic? Does every new song that you purchase automatically pick DRM free or Plus?
     
  10. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

    darkcurse

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Location:
    Sydney
    #10
    From Apple's site:

     
  11. stevod macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Location:
    London
    #11
    Has anyone got any feedback on the speed increases promised? I'm syncing 12,000 tracks from a NAS box so it would be really useful!

    Cheers,

    S
     
  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Location:
    Singapore
    #12
    oh wow, i could have sworn they used to use 160, ahwell..
     
  13. bilbo--baggins macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #13
    I too hope they bring out a new large capacity iPod. It would be really annoying if I had a problem with my 160GB iPod Classic and couldn't replace it with something of at least the same capacity.
     
  14. atoothelex thread starter macrumors member

    atoothelex

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    #14
    amen. 250GB Classic in September!!!!! (i'm hoping)
     
  15. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Location:
    Boston
    #15
    They used 160kbps MP3s for their original iPod calculations before they supported AAC :)
     

Share This Page