iPod MPEG4-AAC or Apple Lossless - What do you use?

Which iTunes format do j00 use?

  • AAC

    Votes: 19 70.4%
  • Apple Lossless

    Votes: 3 11.1%
  • Nah. I don't use any of those. MP3 for teh win!

    Votes: 5 18.5%
  • What is AAC, what is Apple Lossless? Who are you? Who am I? :eek:

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    27

Sirin

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Original poster
Mar 17, 2006
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Which do you use for iTunes+iPod+Quicktime, AAC or Apple Lossless?

I use AAC, since it is smaller in file size, and I am not really a hardcore quality junkie, 128kbps is right for me.

Which do j00 use?
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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I think this topic has been covered once or twice, but since you've set up a poll: aac@128 is more than good enough for me, too... remember I grew up with cassettes, and after that aacs are just fine... even aacs@96VBR (converted from higher bitrate files) are more than adequate for listening on my iPod mini or over AirTunes to my hifi... :)
 

bousozoku

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Jun 25, 2002
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I use mp3 at 256 Kbps VBR. I had some of my Classical music on there using Apple Lossless, but it didn't mix as well with the others during shuffle mode.

I wouldn't mind using Apple Lossless for everything but I don't have enough disk space, even temporarily, to hold the library.
 

Konradx

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Oct 19, 2005
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Toronto, Canada
i use FLAC but Applie is proprietary and lame so it doesnt read them. If someone has a plugin for the ipod+itunes to get it to read FLAC i'll fedex you a cookie.
 

Nermal

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Staff member
Dec 7, 2002
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I use AAC most of the time, and move up to lossless for any songs that need it (less than 1 % of my collection).
 

zim

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Jan 5, 2002
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aac160 for my imported CDs.. not sure why since 128 sounds the same on my speakers and the subtle differences that I notice with headphones don't really warrant the extra meg or so the 160 creates. I guess I just like the number better. I also buy from iTunes and 128 sounds great.

The only time I use Apple lossless is when... ;) and that is for archiving only
 

Sirus The Virus

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May 12, 2005
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Texas
zim said:
aac160 for my imported CDs.. not sure why since 128 sounds the same on my speakers and the subtle differences that I notice with headphones don't really warrant the extra meg or so the 160 creates. I guess I just like the number better. I also buy from iTunes and 128 sounds great.

The only time I use Apple lossless is when... ;) and that is for archiving only
Haha, that's exactly why I use AAC 160kbps. If disk space was infinite, I would use Apple Lossless, or FLAC if iTunes supported it.
 

Timepass

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Jan 4, 2005
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I tend to use 160-192kps mp3s. I like mp3s because everything can play them and I dont have to worry bout trying to remember if everything is in the correct formate when I burn a disk to play somewhere else.

I dont noticed any really diffecne and ACC doesnt play in everything. Mp3 does.