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Convert higher bit rate to AAC

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Clusterfunk Calculating status...
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Apr 25, 2010 4:41 PM
I have a few questions/comments/suggestions about this feature. I like that it has been implemented for iPhones and other iDevices because I keep my computer library at a much higher bit rate than I wish to on my iPhone.

Here is my question: Does this feature transcode any song with a higher bitrate than 128kbps down?

Here is something I'd like to see: I would like the option to change the bitrate/format it converts to. Perhaps something like 128kbps MP3, or at least other bitrates, preferably 192, 256, 320, especially VBR like MP3 V0, or V2.

Also, lastly, in case any Apple programmers read this: ENABLE FLAC IN ITUNES. ALAC IS AN INFERIOR CONTAINER.

Both of these features would take almost no effort, just getting over the "We know what you want better than you" Apple ideology.

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  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,465 points)
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    Apr 25, 2010 4:44 PM (in response to Clusterfunk)
    Clusterfunk wrote:

    Here is my question: Does this feature transcode any song with a higher bitrate than 128kbps down?


    Yes, it transcodes on the fly and adds the lower bitrate version to the device (iPod/iPhone), without modifying the version in the library.

    Here is something I'd like to see: I would like the option to change the bitrate/format it converts to. Perhaps something like 128kbps MP3, or at least other bitrates, preferably 192, 256, 320, especially VBR like MP3 V0, or V2.


    That is not currently implemented, but you can make the suggestion to Apple at this link:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html

    Also, lastly, in case any Apple programmers read this: ENABLE FLAC IN ITUNES.


    You can make the suggestion to Apple at this link:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html

    Note that you can play FLAC files in iTunes by using the Xiph plugin, but since they will not sync to the device, that may not help much.

    Message was edited by: ed2345
    Windows XP, and 16GB Nano
  • Rob Ryan Calculating status...
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    Apr 25, 2010 4:43 PM (in response to Clusterfunk)
    Does this feature transcode any song with a higher bitrate than 128kbps down?

    It appears to, though it's hard to confirm. But certainly behaves as if that's the case. And that's certainly how it's advertised. Is there some reason you think it doesn't?
    Also, lastly, in case any Apple programmers read this: ENABLE FLAC IN ITUNES. ALAC IS AN INFERIOR CONTAINER.

    If you want to reach them, this might be a more successful route:

        http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iTunes 9.1
  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,465 points)
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    Apr 25, 2010 4:44 PM (in response to Clusterfunk)
    Typo. It is not currenlty implemented.
    Windows XP, and 16GB Nano
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,085 points)
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    Apr 26, 2010 1:01 AM (in response to Clusterfunk)
    +Here is my question: Does this feature transcode any song with a higher bitrate than 128kbps down?+

    It seems to, although I haven't tried it on a WAV file yet.
    It also removes the lyrics from the ipod - a little bug there that's stopping me from using it!
    iMac 10.5 or WinXP SP3, Other OS, external hard drive, color U2 iPod, 1G shuffle, 2nd gen Nano
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7 (24,085 points)
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    Apr 26, 2010 11:53 AM (in response to Clusterfunk)
    Haha! Shuffles don't have a display, so who would know or care if the artwork was there?
    My little nano took well over 8 hours, and that was just for 4GB.
    iMac 10.5 or WinXP SP3, Other OS, external hard drive, color U2 iPod, 1G shuffle, 2nd gen Nano

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