iPod Okay so this is weird (iTMS bitrate oddity)

MattG

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I just downloaded this album from the iTMS, and look at what it's showing for the bitrates! I wonder if it's just my computer showing them incorrectly, or if this is what they actually are?
 

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Capt Underpants

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If those are indeed the true bitrates, this isn't the first time it's happened. If I remember correctly, there have been a couple of other songs from iTMS that were encoded at higher than 128 kbps. Nonetheless, that is a great find!
 

MattG

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Yep, this appears to be correct.

Song #1 is 6 minutes long and is 12mb in size.

12 mb / 6 minutes = 2mb (2048 kilobytes) per minute
2048 kilobytes per minute x 8 (bits in a byte) = 16384 kilobits per minute
16384 kilobits per minute / 60 seconds = 273 kbps

Wonder how many more like this are out there!
 

stevietheb

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I've got tunes, somewhere, from iTunes that have VBR and others that were encoded at higher bit rates...don't know why.