mp3 128 kbps upgrade...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Trogledyte Mac, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Trogledyte Mac macrumors regular

    Trogledyte Mac

    Oct 15, 2006
    I all,

    I did a search but found no good answer?

    The question is:

    I have a lot mp3 at 128 kbps on my old iPod... ( found him back) Can I upgrade these mp3 @ back to 224 kbps or higher? :D

    Thank you...
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
  3. fortheus macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2012
    mp3 128 kbps upgrade...

    There's 2 way:
    1. Rerip your cd
    2. Itunes match. If your albums are in the itunes library, the matched albums will be download at 256 kbps if you remove it from your itunes.

    Never "upgrade" your 128 kbps to higher rate using software. 128 kbps mp3 is lossy compression. What's loss during the compression from cd to 128 kbps can't be repopulate.

    If you "upgrade" using software, technically, the file size is bigger, it says higher rate, but it's actually adding artifact to make it higher bit rate.

    I'm not a sound engineer, so forgive me if the terms are not 100% correct
  4. Trogledyte Mac thread starter macrumors regular

    Trogledyte Mac

    Oct 15, 2006
    Ok, Thank you all.

    I once owned these cd's or vinyl, still got a few but not all. The same for my old iTunes library a way back to my old (fried by fire) Apple Mac Server G4 450...
    Just want them back (nostalgia) on my stereo in a good way of sound!
    But I take the 128 kbps gladly for the memories.

  5. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    iTunes Match or Amazon Cloud Player will both upgrade anything it can match to 256kbps. So, it's the easiest option.

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