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I just bought a Kenwood X895 head unit for my truck. I will be putting my music library onto and the head unit will be running all my music off a Patriot Xporter XT flash drive. The head unit can play MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (32-192 kbps), and AAC (8-320 kbps) music files from this USB drive.

I have 2 questions....

1) Of the supported audio files which would produce the best audio play back?

2) What software can I buy (I don't mind paying for a good, proven encoder) or download for free to convert my music library of varying file types to the file type of best musical quality that the head unit supports?

reps will be provided for helpful answers to my questions! cause I love you guys!

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AAC is likely your best bet here. Use foobar2000 with the appropriate plugin! Not only does it work great, but you will have the best audio player for your computer too!
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AAC at around 140-180kbps shouldn't be much worse than MP3 256kbps
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Have a look at LameXP very good transcoding tool.

http://lamexp.sourceforge.net/

It accepts a huge amount of audio formats.

ACC shines with lower bitrate files , I don´t bother with it as I still don´t think all players support it yet. Your safest bet is with mp3 for all round compatibility.
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You could use super.
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
It for free and transcodes nearly everything.
Th nice thing about it in your case you could do some "batch"-transcoding. You put 200items in the queue and let it work overnight and don`t need to work on every single track. And did i mentoin it`s for free?
Sorry for the typos. I`m in a bad typing mood.
Edited by Mr.Eiht - 4/17/11 at 2:07pm
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