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Well anything bad about it? ive converted all my music in my libraries, and set it so all my music i rip will be this format. It sounds alot better then my 192kb/s mp3's i had.

Also people are gonna recommend me to go .flac, but its to much of a hassle, and id doubt id be able to notice a difference.
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Im with you on the flac thing and no, I dont think there is anything wrong with that format accept it is a little less common...
    
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I dont think there is anything wrong with that format accept it is a little less common...
Yeah well, if you use Itunes, or anyone with itunes, witch most people probably do, click control a, to select all your songs, then click on create AAC version, and wala. =D

Im definitely sticking to this, until i get a bigger hard drive and go .wav
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Might not work on ipod?
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Might not work on ipod?
Its incorporated into itunes. Itunes is for ipod right?

(it works with ipods)
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Yeah well, if you use Itunes, or anyone with itunes, witch most people probably do, click control a, to select all your songs, then click on create AAC version, and wala. =D

Im definitely sticking to this, until i get a bigger hard drive and go .wav
you know you can change that setting in the prefrences, import settings screen. and i also believe that aac is able to be played on more and more devices

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...#Audio_formats

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Its incorporated into itunes. Itunes is for ipod right?

(it works with ipods)
pretty much if itunes can play it, an ipod can play it (music files, with video it can get weird)
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Wait...so you converted lossy songs to another lossy format?
    
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you know you can change that setting in the prefrences, import settings screen.
Yes, that only changes new files.

But if you have an existing libray of mp3's my way is how you do it.
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Yes, that only changes new files.

But if you have an existing libray of mp3's my way is how you do it.
if you change it in the import settings pane, it changes what you can change it too, i know because i make an ALAC copy from the disc then an mp3 from the alac file all in itunes.
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use apple lossless. If you want you can use iTunes to rip/encode. (not the best but certainly adequate) it will work with your iPod as well.
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