Why does the .m4a file size differ???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by npriess, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. npriess macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I need to convert a bunch of .wma files for my itunes library.

    I've chosen m4a over mp3 because I've heard the sound quality is better.

    However, when I convert a 192kbit file using EasyWMA - the output is just 151kbit. When I tell iTunes (windows) to do the conversion, I get the selected 192kbit.

    Why does the size and bitrate differ?
     
  2. SimonJ macrumors regular

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    I know that this isn't an answer to your question but why don't you just use iTunes since it seems to do a better job?
     
  3. npriess thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do. But im just curious and want to know why the conversion is not done in the same way :)
     
  4. rWally macrumors regular

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    FYI, it's not wise to convert a lossy file format (WMA) to another lossy format (m4a). Your files are not going to sound very good.
     
  5. npriess thread starter macrumors regular

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    Perhaps not - but because itunes and iphone doesn't support wma - I have to.
     

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