What bit rate should I use for iTunes?

What bit rate should I use for iTunes?

128 Kbps
For MP3s, most people find that 128 Kbps is a good compromise of file size and sound quality. At that rate, MP3 files take up roughly one megabyte of space per minute of music. The 128 Kbps rate is considered high quality for the AAC format, which is why iTunes comes factory set to 128 Kbps.

Is iTunes 16 bit or 24 bit?

The songs sold in the iTunes Store are 16 bit, which as you know is the CD standard. You can play 24 bit tracks in iTunes, if they are in Apple Lossless, WAV, or AIFF. Most 24 bit audio sold in download stores is in FLAC, which needs to be converted before use in iTunes.

Does iTunes support 320kbps?

Are all Itunes songs encoded in 256kbps AAC? Yes. Most of the time, 256 AAC is indistinguishable from uncompressed audio. More of that time, a 256 kbps AAC is indistinguishable from 320 kbps mp3.

Does Apple Music accept 24-bit?

Quality is important to us at Apple. We expect to receive the highest-quality assets available. Apple Music and the iTunes Store accepts audio with a sampling rate of 44.1Khz and 16-bit or 24-bit resolution and 96, 176.4, or 192 kHz with 24-bit resolution.

What is the sampling rate of Apple Music?

Android users have it rougher. Never mind that lossless/hi-res streaming support is still to be added to the Apple Music app, all digital audio streams intended for a USB-connected DAC are first resampled by the operating system to 48kHz (with very few exceptions).

What is smart encoding adjustments in iTunes?

The “Smart Encoding Adjustments” allows iTunes to optimize the encoding for file size, not for sound quality. Again, if you’re choosing Custom, at this point sound quality is likely a priority, so I’d leave this unchecked. Bit rates of 256-320 offer a good compromise between file size and sound quality.

How do I change the bit rate on iTunes Plus?

If you look at your preferences > general > import settings > “‘Import Using AAC Encoder’; ‘Setting -> iTunes Plus -> Custom,'” you’ll see that it gives you the option of checking “Use Variable Bit Rate Encoding (VBR).”.

What is the bitrate of iTunes Plus?

However, in iTunes Import settings, “iTunes Plus” means 256 kb/s with Variable Bit Rate. It has been this way for several years. I doubt your fellow users can explain why; it is simply inconsistent usage by Apple. I’m sorry, but I don’t have any experience with variable bit rate. All of my songs are 128 kbps aac, including my iTunes Store songs.

What is the difference between 128 kbps and VBR on iTunes?

Apple’s default used to be 128 kbps with no VBR. VBR (Variable Bit Rate) is a newer and smarter way of encoding music. Use it. It gives improved sound because it lets iTunes use a few more bits wherever it needs to to optimize the sound. The only reason not to use VBR is if you have an ancient iPod incompatible with VBR files.

How do I change the encoding format in the iTunes App?

In the iTunes app on your PC, choose Edit > Preferences, click General, then click Import Settings. Choose an encoding format from the Import Using pop-up menu. Choose Custom from the Setting pop-up menu. Select the settings available for your encoding format: