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Topic: converting up to 192kbps from 128kbps

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Old 08-04-2005, 05:39 AM
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converting up to 192kbps from 128kbps

If you have a track in iTunes that has been ripped at 128kbps as an Mp3 and you then convert it to 192 or higher does the song/sound quality actually improve?

I don't see how it can improve something that is lower than what you want to change it to. It can't produce a better sound from nothing??

I think you have to re-rip the CD.

Of course you can convert down from higher to lower as it strips out the unnecessary elemants of the music but what about from lower to higher?

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Old 08-04-2005, 05:49 AM
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You're right - converting a 128 track to 192 is a waste of time and disk space. You're best to re-rip.
Going from higher to lower can save some disk space, but bear in mind that you're taking a compressed file, expanding it and then recompressing it, i.e. you rip at 192 then convert to 128 you will lose a bit of quality compared to if you just rip straight to 128.
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Old 08-04-2005, 07:49 AM
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I thought as much. What about converting 128kbps mp3 to 128kbps AAC? Same thing?

See my other thread on AAC Vs Mp3 in this forum

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