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    Default itunes compression.

    Itunes, is it compressing my files??

    Of late ive reverted back to playing out using CD's, I know its a little Archaic but its where im at atm. I was initially burning my files from itunes, but started to realise that the quality of the tracks wernt what I expected.

    A friend advised me to burn using roxio toast and burn straight from where i had stored original files rather itunes library as the files had been compressed when imported.

    Is this so, I could defiantly hear a difference.... This would be a huge bummer because I have spent a lot of time sorting tunes into numerous playlists within itunes.

    All my files are 320... Bought and paid for
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    Once compressed - always compressed. Can't 'get it back' - in future import in Apple Lossless Format.

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    Apologies - misread your post. I don't know about bought 320kbps.

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    I keep all the originals, its just that everything is categorised and assorted into playlists in itunes. I dont think all my that work can be transferred easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xolunt View Post
    A friend advised me to burn using roxio toast and burn straight from where i had stored original files rather itunes library as the files had been compressed when imported.
    I fear your mate is mostly chatting shit - the only way iTunes will have messed about with the files is if you've asked it to convert the tunes to aac.

    Not sure whether iTunes does anything on playback, but I'd doubt it (unless you've got one of the 'improve the sound' options checked on it)
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    What are your import options set to in iTunes?
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    IMPORT USING : MP3 ENCODER
    STEREO BIT RATE: 320 Kbps
    SAMPLE RATE: AUTO
    CHANNELS: AUTO
    STEREO MODE: JOINT STEREO
    SMART ECODING ADJUSTMENTS: ON
    FILTER FREQUENCIES BELOW 10 HZ: ON
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    turn the last one off dude
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester.NZ View Post
    turn the last one off dude
    Just a quick question about that.. Why would you advise to turn the option off when human can only hear to 20hz and most speaker dont reproduce any thing below around 20 - 40 hz??
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    ^ this is true

    @ xolunt do you want to import to itunes as wavs?
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