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Poll Results: what genre would you absolutely have to find in someones music library

 
  • 2% (6)
    R&B
  • 5% (16)
    Pop
  • 45% (123)
    Rock
  • 6% (17)
    Hip Hop/Rap
  • 1% (4)
    Reggae
  • 13% (36)
    Jazz
  • 24% (66)
    Electronic
  • 1% (3)
    Country
271 Total Votes  
post #391 of 573

I ripped to AIFF for a long time and recently ran out of space. I converted it all to ALAC and freed up a ton of space. If I had space, I'd use AIFF for pure archival purposes. 

 

Can't tell a difference, but the piece of mind is there with AIFF. 

 

One thing I love about using iTunes (and there aren't many) is that you don't need to keep copies of your stuff in MP3 or AAC. You can tell iTunes to downconvert to AAC when transferring to your device. All ALAC in the library and it goes down to 256 AAC when I put it on my phone or iPod.

post #392 of 573

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I ripped to AIFF for a long time and recently ran out of space. I converted it all to ALAC and freed up a ton of space. If I had space, I'd use AIFF for pure archival purposes. 

 

Can't tell a difference, but the piece of mind is there with AIFF. 

 

One thing I love about using iTunes (and there aren't many) is that you don't need to keep copies of your stuff in MP3 or AAC. You can tell iTunes to downconvert to AAC when transferring to your device. All ALAC in the library and it goes down to 256 AAC when I put it on my phone or iPod.

That has to make the transfer take longer.. But, I like the idea more than keeping doubles like I do.

post #393 of 573

Still doesn't take that long. Never compared though.

 

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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

That has to make the transfer take longer.. But, I like the idea more than keeping doubles like I do.

post #394 of 573
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Still doesn't take that long. Never compared though.

 

 

Unfortunately, no amount of convenience could convince me to use iTunes ;)

post #395 of 573

Not one issue since I started using it on my MBP. PC version is pretty bad though, admittedly. 

 

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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

 

Unfortunately, no amount of convenience could convince me to use iTunes ;)

post #396 of 573
Quote:
Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I ripped to AIFF for a long time and recently ran out of space. I converted it all to ALAC and freed up a ton of space. If I had space, I'd use AIFF for pure archival purposes. 

 

Can't tell a difference, but the piece of mind is there with AIFF. 

 

One thing I love about using iTunes (and there aren't many) is that you don't need to keep copies of your stuff in MP3 or AAC. You can tell iTunes to downconvert to AAC when transferring to your device. All ALAC in the library and it goes down to 256 AAC when I put it on my phone or iPod.

I keep all my files as AIFF.  I prefer to customize my MP3 versions to 320,  it is the highest bit rate that my iPod can handle without significantly altering the iPod itself.  iTunes is convenient for storing and cataloging and converting.  Better software is available for playback.

post #397 of 573

I use Audirvana Plus with iTunes integration for the remote. I like the iTunes interface.

 

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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post

I keep all my files as AIFF.  I prefer to customize my MP3 versions to 320,  it is the highest bit rate that my iPod can handle without significantly altering the iPod itself.  iTunes is convenient for storing and cataloging and converting.  Better software is available for playback.

post #398 of 573
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post

Better software is available for playback.

True but debatable, nonetheless.

 

I am a Windows user and have WASAPI enabled on my iTunes. Comparing to foobar2000, I don't find a difference between the two and therefore I have made iTunes my main digital audio playback source.

post #399 of 573

I have about 30 albums. I wish to have more. But my what.cd ratio is exceeded frown.gif

post #400 of 573
Quote:
Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post

I keep all my files as AIFF.  I prefer to customize my MP3 versions to 320,  it is the highest bit rate that my iPod can handle without significantly altering the iPod itself.  iTunes is convenient for storing and cataloging and converting.  Better software is available for playback.

 

There's better software for everything, but interface is an opinion and just cause I hate iTunes doesn't mean it's useless ;)  I find it bogs down a lot trying to manage a larger collection

 

more people (with PC at least) should check out media monkey, much faster and easier (for me LOL) with seamless sync to i-devices.  Foobar is powerful but an occasionally irritating interface.  I'm now using JRiver which is pretty great but a steep learning curve and not free...

 

as for playback, anything with WASAPI should (should...) be equal


Edited by ferday - 2/7/13 at 8:21am
post #401 of 573

*cough* wasapi makes no difference *endcough*

post #402 of 573
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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

*cough* wasapi makes no difference *endcough*

 

Good. I'm not the only one then. smily_headphones1.gif

post #403 of 573

15,983!

post #404 of 573

36,806

post #405 of 573
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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

*cough* wasapi makes no difference *endcough*

I never thought so either.wink.gif

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