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28633 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2010 1:41 PM by fgrexile
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2010 1:40 PM (in response to fgrexile)The advertised song capacity of any of the iPods is a calculation based on 4 minute songs encoded in AAC format at a bit rate of 128 kbps. Longer songs and songs encoded at a higher bitrate or in uncompressed formats take up more space. If for example your songs are encoded in an uncompressed format such as AIFF or WAV they'll be larger than MP3 or AAC files and take up more space. What format are the songs you have imported? Go to iTunes and right click on one of your songs, choose Get Info>Summary and look at "Kind" to see what format you are using: iTunes: About import settings and hard disk space
If you have imported uncompressed files they can be converted in iTunes, have a read of these articles:
How to convert a song to a different format
How To Choose Import SettingsG5 PowerMac 1.8 DP, Mac OS X (10.5), 30GB iPod 5G, 80 GB iPod Classic, 2nd Generation iPod shuffle
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2010 1:41 PM (in response to fgrexile)I have the 160 GB Classic and all my songs are in AAC at 128 bps. About 80 GB is music and I have roughly 23,000 songs loaded on it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2010 1:41 PM (in response to fgrexile)Thanks to all who responded we are now cooking with gas.