00lsee Posted May 9, 2008 Report Share Posted May 9, 2008 Wanna educate others about audio encoding, compression, bitrates, etc? Please? heh Here's the deal: iTunes typically offers downloads at 128 kbps...which is significantly different from CD quality. I'm very interested to learn more about optimizing my future music purchases as well as my existing library. I ripped "On My Way Here" with 'Apple lossless' quality and it sounds magnificent...Winner to my ears, no contest, to the iTunes download. What I don't yet grasp is WHY it sounds so good...and what settings and preferences to use to have more of my iPod music sound that great, too. Interestingly enough, my Amazon download of the first single was at a different bitrate/different format from iTunes. I'm wondering if it would be worthwhile to download more music from non-iTunes sites. I'm planning to re-rip my other Clay CDs at a 'better' setting, to see how different they sound to me. Unfortunately, I have a 30 GB iPod...so I may run out of space with higher quality audio. Anybody care to post articles, questions, tips, or comments about this subject? Eager student here at your feet. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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