iTunes Compression

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  1. Dan_Close

    Dan_Close New Member

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    I currently have

    565 Songs, taking up 3.26 GB of my iPod/iTunes

    these are mostly downloaded from the itunes store in the past few months,

    is there any way i can make them a bit smaller, without losing too much quality??

    Thanks

    Dan
  2. himynameisjuan

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    If they were downloaded off iTunes recently then they are probably in "iTunes Plus", which is 256kbps AAC. You can select them, right-click them, and select "Convert to AAC".. by default they should convert to 128kbps.
    Test it out with a song or two first and see if you can tell the difference in quality.
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    thanks, no i actually cant, i only use cheap sh*tty apple earbuds lol, thanks, when ive converted my libry, how do i know which is which format??
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    u cant from the song name, there is like a bitrate tab that shows you, 128kbps is the compressed/even lossyer one
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    okay, so i know how to do that, another question, i have some protected iTunes download in my library, how do i find all them?
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  7. himynameisjuan

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    Right-click the top bar that says "Song titles, Artists, Albums, etc." and select to show "Bitrate" and "Kind". Protected iTunes files are listed under kind as "Protected MPEG-4 Audio File".
    Also, to find out what it's converting it to, go to the Settings, and on the General tab there is an "Import Settings" button that you can mess with..

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