how to save space on ipod

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  1. yoyorks

    yoyorks Member

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    ok, so i was running into a problem. i have over 2000 songs (all illegal mp3s) and i was running out of space on my ipod touch 2g 16 gb. So i thought of a solution and it worked!

    what i did first was uncheck all the songs that a never listen to on itunes and made sure that the ipod only synced selected songs. this is the easy part

    then, with the remaining songs (checked ones) i converted them all of aac files, and deleted or unchecked the original mp3's after making sure that the quality wasnt any worse.

    Results
    MP3: 1728 songs, 8.70 gbs
    AAC: 1728 songs, 6.22 gbs
    time elapsed:11 hours

    thats a 2.5 gigabyte difference! i was so happy with the results that i decided to post them here. i would recommend this method to anyone who was running out of space on their ipod.
  2. lakers123

    lakers123 New Member

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    and the quality isnt worse or anything?
  3. yoyorks

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    not at all. It's supposed to be better actually
  4. ZhiZhi778

    ZhiZhi778 Member

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    can you still add Tag-Informations to these aac files directly like lyrics/albums/etc? [also called MP3Tags] or are these informations just stored in the itunes db for the future?
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    iBiite iChu Banned

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    That's cool! How do you think that it takes less space for aac files?

    Nice find!!!
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    You can't have something of bad quality become better quality. If anything, the quality will be worse.
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    yankees101 Banned

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    how would u convert it to aac?
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    ryanlusk Banned

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    Right click the song (or a batch of songs) and click convert to AAC.
  9. Mortel

    Mortel Active Member

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    Did we really need to know that they were illegal mp3's?

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    Anyways, thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to try this when I eventually run out of space.
  10. cainy

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    sooo thats why apple where banging on about AAC, might switch to it if i have time to convert 4.5k songs

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