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Topic: Which pf these are the best file format for Ipod?

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Old 08-28-2005, 09:50 PM
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Which pf these are the best file format for Ipod?

MP3
WMA
Ogg 0r
MPC?

I'm looking foe the best sound quality first, file size secondly.

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Old 08-28-2005, 10:33 PM
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Ogg or MPC would be, if the ipod supported those... they also don't support wma

AAC would be the best lossy format the iPod supports, followed by MP3
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Out of the three the iPod only supports MP3, which isn't the best in the quality/bit rate stakes. However the iPod also supports AAC (based on MPEG4), which is supposed to be better quality at the same bit rate, but it kind of ties you down to Apple's products (as not many other DAPs support it, although support is growing).

However if you are wanting true CD quality then you can't beat Apple Lossless (again ties you down but even more than AAC), or AIFF. However your hard disk space will really suffer using either of the two.

So it really is a tossup you have to make... CD quality and a small number of files on an iPod, or near CD quality and a much larger number.

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I use AAC @ 192kbps and I've got near CD quality sound.



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The LAME encoder does a great job of encoding MP3s at 192kbps. It sound good even with my big cans (which reveal a lot of muddiness at 128kbps, regardless of format). Granted, I don't use my big cans with my little iPod, but its good for a reference.

A lot of people like AAC because its newer technology, but its lack of player compatibility keeps me from ever using it.
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The iPod only supports MP3, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, or WAV/AIFF files. I would say that if you only need to play your music on your iPod then AAC would be a good choice. You can get really good quality with it at just 128 kbps. If you need compatibility, however, I'd recommend using the LAME MP3 encoder with a program such as CDex (free), Easy CD-DA Extractor ($30), or Exact Audio Copy (free).




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I'll second what bdb said. EAC/LAME mp3's are the way to go, they're about equivalent to AAC at similar bit rates, but have a world's more compatability.

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If you do not need compatibility, 192 AAC +
If you do, EAC LAME -preset standard

Or that is my take...
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