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post #31 of 40
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noooooooooooooo. it wont let me convert songs i got off itunes. damn
post #32 of 40
Wow. I've never bought from iTunes, only CD's, but I thought their protection encoding would at least let you convert them within iTunes.
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nope... you have to spend the extra 30 cents for that
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Nope, iTunes tracks have to stay AAC to keep the DRM.

They sell DRM-free tracks now. Costs $.30 to upgrade tracks you already bought to DRM-free.

Personally though... I'd rather have a used CD.
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Some other guy on the forum was looking for a switch just like what you describe. The MK2 switch in the link is for switching outputs from one input, also since its just a switch it shouldn't impeed any quality.

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i had to convert everything back to AAC. one album took up over 1gb. my ipod is only 4gb so that isnt going to work
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i had to convert everything back to AAC. one album took up over 1gb. my ipod is only 4gb so that isnt going to work
I feel your pain, i had to encode my music to .mp3 at like 120kbps just to get it to fit on my ipod.
But i got a zune coming so that is awesome. Just had to get all my music back to it's normal quality.

BTW does microsoft / zune have the drm stuff? And what quality is their music?
post #38 of 40
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I feel your pain, i had to encode my music to .mp3 at like 120kbps just to get it to fit on my ipod.
But i got a zune coming so that is awesome. Just had to get all my music back to it's normal quality.

BTW does microsoft / zune have the drm stuff? And what quality is their music?
Zune Marketplace sells 192kbps constant bitrate WMA files with DRM.
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Zune Marketplace sells 192kbps constant bitrate WMA files with DRM.
Oh well.
And i think you guys are right, CDs do sound the best, at least out of everything i have heard.
post #40 of 40
Please note that converting a lossy format like AAC or MP3 to a lossless format like Apple Lossless, FLAC, or WAV will add no quality, only space.

With the lossy formats, "holes" are taken out of the file, to shrink the size. This is why they sound worse, because audio is being removed. However, it takes down size a lot. Once the holes are there, they cannot be filled. There is zero quality difference going from lossy to lossless.
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