1. yaynative's Avatar
    If I select the option to convert to 128 aac in itunes, will I end up with duplicates on my computer or will the only 128 aac copy be on my iphone?

    If I later change my mind and change that option will it simply sync my original mp3's back to the iphone?
    03-14-2011 08:53 PM
  2. generik777's Avatar
    You will not have duplicates, it only converts the version that is being put onto your iPhone. And if later you want to change back, you will have to delete them off of your iPhone and put the higher quality version on. It will not automatically do it just cause you unselect the convert option.
    03-14-2011 09:13 PM
  3. yaynative's Avatar
    Glad to hear it will work the way I wanted it to. Thanks for the quick reply.
    03-14-2011 09:15 PM
  4. reesrk8's Avatar
    Hi,
    what is the reason to convert all your songs to 128 acc?
    Is this to take up less space on your iphone?

    thx

    Rog
    03-15-2011 10:33 AM
  5. yaynative's Avatar
    That is the reason I want to do it. I'm going on a road trip and want all the music and have room for pictures.
    03-15-2011 10:41 AM
  6. generik777's Avatar
    Hi,
    what is the reason to convert all your songs to 128 acc?
    Takes less room.
    03-15-2011 06:39 PM
  7. yaynative's Avatar
    This is a question for anyone who has converted their music to 128 aac. Were you happy with the sound quality afterwards? Also, how do you listen to your music? Headphones, car, etc...
    03-15-2011 11:52 PM
  8. apallatto#IM's Avatar
    I converted all my songs, mainly to save up some space on my phone. I mainly listen to my music in the car through an auxiliary input and sometimes with the headphones. I haven't really heard any big difference in sound quality.
    03-16-2011 09:42 AM
  9. snakester9's Avatar
    This is a question for anyone who has converted their music to 128 aac. Were you happy with the sound quality afterwards? Also, how do you listen to your music? Headphones, car, etc...
    I listen in the car and through headphones. In the car, through the stock head unit's aux in, there's no difference. Through the pack in headphones, no difference. However, if I listen through my Image S4's, there's a little bit of smearing in the high end, but nothing offensive. I think it's well worth the space save and the extra time to put songs on.
    03-16-2011 09:11 PM
  10. yaynative's Avatar
    I'm going to do it tonight while I sleep. I have 20 gigs of music and I expect it to take a while.
    03-16-2011 09:14 PM
  11. snakester9's Avatar
    I'm going to do it tonight while I sleep. I have 20 gigs of music and I expect it to take a while.
    It will if you have a PC. I have a mac and a PC. On the Mac, it flies because it multi-threads, which means it can work on two different parts of the song at the same time, doubling the speed.. On the PC it takes forever because iTunes isn't written for multi-core processors.
    03-16-2011 09:17 PM
  12. yaynative's Avatar
    I have a PC with WIN 7. I hope 8 hours is enough time for 20 gigs. lol.
    03-16-2011 09:23 PM
  13. snakester9's Avatar
    I have a PC with WIN 7. I hope 8 hours is enough time for 20 gigs. lol.
    It might actually take a bit longer than that. It does let you interrupt in the middle of a sync and let you continue it later like nothing happened though, which has been a lifesaver more than once.
    03-16-2011 09:27 PM
  14. yaynative's Avatar
    That is good to know. Thanks for the answers.
    03-16-2011 09:27 PM
  15. Brian38501's Avatar
    Hey ion628...you said you have 20 gig worth of music currently on your phone. Please post back once you do the conversion and let us know how much space you freed up.
    03-16-2011 10:57 PM
  16. yaynative's Avatar
    I'm doing it now. It started with 19.9 gigs and says it will be 11 gig when done. I will report back actual numbers when its done.

    It is converting about 100 songs an hour so far. With 3030 songs it is going to take a long time.
    03-16-2011 10:58 PM
  17. snakester9's Avatar
    Hey ion628...you said you have 20 gig worth of music currently on your phone. Please post back once you do the conversion and let us know how much space you freed up.

    Depending on how your music collection is encoded already, you can probably expect to save anywhere from 10-50% in terms of storage space. My music library is mostly V0 MP3's so I'm closer to the 50%.
    03-17-2011 02:25 AM
  18. yaynative's Avatar
    I actually ended up saving 9.5 gigs. Not too bad. Ill test the sound quality in the car this morning.
    03-17-2011 08:03 AM
  19. yaynative's Avatar
    Sound quality was fine by my ear. Worth the space savings.
    03-17-2011 05:36 PM
  20. live2win's Avatar
    I thought it's always converting every file to aac just when you sync..
    04-01-2011 10:06 AM
  21. generik777's Avatar
    I thought it's always converting every file to aac just when you sync..
    He wasn't necessarily asking about converting to aac as opposed to any other format. He was more so asking about converting it to 128 bit rate rather than say a 320 bit rate to take less storage space on the device.
    04-01-2011 03:40 PM
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