thanks, Brooko (as always, helpful!)..will check that one out.
so a few questions please:
what storage devices are you using and how much storage?
can you use any apps to 'compress' the offline downloads without affecting sound?
based on the above, see my calculations below...i'm just now getting into downloading of files and
exploring alac, flac etc. vs just streaming.
i just bought a 32gb ipod touch 6.. using it for spotify and possibly now tidal.
(downloaded 1000 'offline' spotify songs @ 320kps 'extreme' files to ipod
and about i also have about 450 itunes).
on spotify extreme seting it seems the mb used is about 2.5mb/min.
(i'd read elsewhere @ 320 extreme it's 2.4mp per min but im just rounding up)
but on tidal at flac 1400kps it would come out to about 10mb/min...
so no wonder when I was on pono an album (say, Rush's Permanent Waves) with even
more data according to the pono chart shows that it has a whopping 1.4gb of data.
so my calculations below of data used on a 64gb ipod with both spotify extreme and tidal flac for downloading
songs to be stored and listened to offline:
1gb = 1024 mb
64gb ipod x 1024 mb = 65,536mb storage**
i'm just using a 5 min song as an example:
i realize some are shorter...but some songs are a bit longer, too:
so just wanted to hedge my bets a bit.
plus realize with spotify extreme it's 2.4mb/min..just rounded up to 2.5
off line file size on spotify extreme @ 320kps download:
5 min song x 2.5mb/min =12.5mb per song
would give me 5242.88 songs on a 64gb ipod**
64gb x 1024mb = 65,536 mb, then divide by 12.5mb = 5242.88 (5 min) songs
off line file size on tidal @ 1440kps download
5 min song x 10mb/min = 50mb per song
(again using average song @ 5min)
that gives me 1310.72 songs on a 64gb ipod**
64gb x 1024mb = 65,536mb, then divide by 50mb = 1310.72 (5 min) songs
**of course you also have to remove about 5 - 8gb from any
32gb, 64gb, or 128gb storage once you factor in apps, etc.
Edited by canali - 6/2/16 at 6:51am