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AAC

My brother did some listening tests with AAC at different bit rates. He found that AAC at 192 kbps was indistinguishable from AIFF with his setup, but that 128 kbps (which ITMS uses) was noticeably worse, though better than MP3. As a result, I don’t think I’m going to bother re-ripping my 224 kbps MP3s in AAC.

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Thanks for the info--I encode my MP3s at 224 as well (using Lame), so it's nice to know I don't need to bother redoing them...

Thanks. I was trying to figure out what bitrate I should use for ripping my remaining CDs since I now have an iPod that needs filling :)

Uhh, do it at 196 AAC and save some HD space...?

I'll probably do that going forward, but for 14% space savings it doesn't seem worth it to redo all the others right now.

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