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Converting AAC to another format

by darrylmcintyre / June 7, 2007 1:29 PM PDT

I have an ipod shuffle, but i was thinking on getting a Creative Zen V Plus. The problem is that i have a big music library from itunes and i am afraid of losing sound quality; even more, now that it sounds Excellent at 256Kbps. What do you guys think?

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Your decision!!
by Yunks / June 20, 2007 11:24 AM PDT

First of all, whether or not converting to lower bit-rate will be noticable, is only for you - your ears to decide!!
Second, i have an iPod video, and cannot fit all my music on due to my wish for higher bit-rate so... if sound quality is ALWAYS a must, then i would advise you do not reconvert to anything lower than 192kbps. The difference between 256 or 192, especially on an mp3 player, is not so much different (also depending on your earphones). So, its your choice - whether you really must have high quality music on the go!!

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Big music library from iTunes
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 20, 2007 11:16 PM PDT

If this is all purchased music, it will be a long(ish) process to convert everything from AAC with DRM to something that the Creative can play.

If it is all ripped Cd's then you will have no problem, especially if the Creative supports MP4. There will be no need to convert then.

Failing that, as has already been mentioned, the choice is what your ears think is a good sound.


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