Music 256kbps+

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Hoopdy, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Hoopdy macrumors 6502

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    Is there a program or some way that I can make my music 256kbps or higher. Thanks!

    All in preparation for my Touch.
     
  2. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    Rip your music at higher quality, unfortunately I don't believe you can make lesser quality music any better.
     
  3. Hoopdy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else have some words of wisdom that can make my music encoding better?
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    In iTunes, go to Preferences > Advanced > Importing to change your quality settings.
     
  5. sJv macrumors regular

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    Personally, I'm a big fan of using VBR, Variable Bit Rate encoding. MP3 files are composed of a sequence of frames, which encodes 22mS of music (IIRC). Each frame has a header that tells the decoder what the bit rate is for that frame. There is no reason why all the frames of a given song need to be encoded at the same rate. Some sections of music are more complex than others, and should be encoded at a higher rate, and some are simple and can use a lower rate. For a given average bit rate, the result will be better than a constant bit rate.

    I also like to use the LAME encoder over the iTunes one. When I get a CD, I first rip and encode to Apple Lossless format, and store that away. Then I use a Windows tool (only because I havent' found an OS/X tool) to batch convert to a set of MP3 files using LAME and VBR. I use the Lossless files with a Roku soundbridge for my stereos, and MP3's for iPods and iPhone.

    -steve
     

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