format and bitrate on your portables
Jun 29, 2008 at 3:24 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 37

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so, what most of you guys are using? reason? (please no argument which is better or not)

mine is 192kbps/VBR/aac
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 3:25 AM Post #2 of 37

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ALAC because its easy to rip my cds into apple lossless using itunes, i also have an 80gb ipod so i have plenty of space
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 3:53 AM Post #4 of 37

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Mostly ALAC (because I'm too lazy to convert to mp3 just to put on my iPod) and mp3s of mixed bitrates. When I'm ripping myself, it's either FLAC (then converted to ALAC) or V0 mp3.
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 4:53 AM Post #5 of 37

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VBR V0 and some 320 kbps MP3s on my iPod.
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I use Itunes specifically for managing my iPod's MP3 library, I manage the original FLACs as a Foobar library at the moment.
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 4:57 AM Post #6 of 37

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Apple Lossless and WMA Lossless...easy to rip and play.
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 4:59 AM Post #7 of 37

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160/atrac3+ on sony nw-a1200. i used to use 256 but ive come to realize when i'm on the go it doesn't really make much difference so i opted for longer battery life. 128 is actually fine for some songs but for consistency and ease of transfer i just stick to one rate.
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 5:30 AM Post #9 of 37

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Apple Lossless, bitrate anywhere between 250kbps and 1400kbps
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 6:41 AM Post #10 of 37

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MP3 LAME V2-3s on the average, plus a bit of a mix between Ogg and FLAC here and there.
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 11:02 AM Post #12 of 37

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MP3 Lame, constant bitrate of 320kbps on my Sony NWZA829, but may consider dropping quality of rips to 256kbps or one lower even to accomodate more music on my 16GB DAP in future.
I also rip all my CD's to .FLAC, before converting to import to DAP.
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 11:17 AM Post #13 of 37

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320kbps mp3 & 192kbps are common on my ipod.

160 kbps is the accidental result of default CD rip Bitrate in iTunes.
 
Jun 29, 2008 at 12:02 PM Post #15 of 37

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Quote:

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Apple Lossless, bitrate anywhere between 250kbps and 1400kbps




Ayep. That's my ticket too.


Sounds great, less filling!
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