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post #1 of 5
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Here is my situation. I have about 400 gigs of flac rips in my music collection. I want to put about half on an ipod240 gb. 

 

I purchased db poweramp to do the conversion from flac to 320 cbr mp3's. I love db poweramp btw...very good program. The ripper is also polished and professional. 

 

My question is what will happen from here to get the mp3's into itunes in the best quality possible. I assume that I can just open itunes and add the new folder of mp3's and then I'll be able to sync. Is there any additional conversion process at this point? If I have itunes set to import using the same 320 mp3, will it convert again or just add the music as it is?

 

 

thanks...

post #2 of 5

Why not convert to lossless compression instead of MP3 ?ALAC

post #3 of 5
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The primary reason is file size. I can get much more from the mp3 rips. Second, this setup is for my car exclusively to be played through the head unit. And I'm just not as picky about the audio quality in the car. Lastly, I've had some problems with alac. It has just sounded weird the last few times that I've used that format??

post #4 of 5

I use dbPoweramp for all my conversions, great program.

 

What I do is convert the FLAC's to m4a Nero (AAC) on Quality (VBR) @ .55 200 Kbs (you can get the encoder from their site)

 

eg. Rush - gold album.

Tom Sawyer

FLAC = 32MB

MP3 @320 = 10.8MB

AAC @200 = 6.7MB

 

You need to AB the MP3 vs the AAC and I bet you'll be hard press to find a difference.

On headphones maybe, I can't tell a difference but I can't hear into the MHz range like most "Audiophiles" tongue_smile.gif

I dump them on the iPod for the car, I have a Sony head unit that takes the iPod right inside it, all controlled from the front controls..

 

I manually manage my iPods, so I don't sync. If i make a compilation of one artist for the road I have to retag the files I put on the iPod so they all show up under the Artist's name not in 10 different albums. (Once you get an iPod you become very anal about ID3 Tags biggrin.gif )

 

Also try the 170K AAC as well, but once you start going back up to 250K or 300K then you will not save any space. There are quite a few who claim that 160K AAC is very indiscernible from 320K MP3's...

 

This will save you some room and allow for moar cowbell I mean tunes!

beerchug.gif

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

I use dbPoweramp for all my conversions, great program.

 

What I do is convert the FLAC's to m4a Nero (AAC) on Quality (VBR) @ .55 200 Kbs (you can get the encoder from their site)

 

eg. Rush - gold album.

Tom Sawyer

FLAC = 32MB

MP3 @320 = 10.8MB

AAC @200 = 6.7MB

 

You need to AB the MP3 vs the AAC and I bet you'll be hard press to find a difference.

On headphones maybe, I can't tell a difference but I can't hear into the MHz range like most "Audiophiles" tongue_smile.gif

I dump them on the iPod for the car, I have a Sony head unit that takes the iPod right inside it, all controlled from the front controls..

 

I manually manage my iPods, so I don't sync. If i make a compilation of one artist for the road I have to retag the files I put on the iPod so they all show up under the Artist's name not in 10 different albums. (Once you get an iPod you become very anal about ID3 Tags biggrin.gif )

 

Also try the 170K AAC as well, but once you start going back up to 250K or 300K then you will not save any space. There are quite a few who claim that 160K AAC is very indiscernible from 320K MP3's...

 

This will save you some room and allow for moar cowbell I mean tunes!

beerchug.gif

 

Hey, thanks so much for the great advice!!

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