AAC format

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  1. removed_user02

    removed_user02 New Member

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    On average how much space would I save if I converted most of my mp3 files that are 192kbps to AAC? Would sound quality decrease noticeably and is it worth it?
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    I rip at mp3 (320kbps) since it's much more compatible with other products

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    Note: You can't upgrade bit rate from a lossy, you can only downgrade or remain the same bit rate.
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    That is definitely a big issue. AAC is not supported very well on Windows, and because it is nowhere near as popular as mp3 (even though it packs more quality into a smaller size), there is the very real chance that it will become phased out in the near future. mp3 will be phased out at some point as well, but right now any OS and any music player support the file type.
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    I prefer 256kbps AAC to 320kbps MP3.
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    I myself usually convert .flac or 320 Mp3 to 128kbps AAC. I saved a TON of space, roughly 5GB i'd say.

    Converting to AAC is def worth it in my opinion.
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    At a loss of so much quality

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    I could never ever convert my ALAC albums into 128kbps.
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    If i can keep 80-90% of the definition and save space its worth it. At least until .FLAC is playable on the iPod. Once that happens I'll re-rip all my CD's to flac and get a 1TB drive lol for around 600 albums id need it considering each album would be around roughly 400MB all my music alone would be around 243GB in uncompressed FLAC

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