Icloud codec question

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by zipur, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. zipur

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    Mar 2, 2011
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    Read somewhere that you can increase your bit rate from the standard 128 to 320 via iCloud. Is this true? And how? I can't find the answer anywhere
  2. twerppoet

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    Jan 8, 2011
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    When you get iTunes Match, all music that is matched from your iTunes library is available at 256 AAC. That's an upgrade for your older 128 AAC tracks, but a downgrade from lossless tracks. Normally this will only affect the music on the iPad or other iOS devices, but it may be possible (so I understand) to sync these higher quality tracks back to your iTunes library.

    The only mention I can remember of 320 MP3 was in a cloud music comparison. I think it was Amazon or Google that was using it for the songs your purchase through them.

    Let me see if I can find that article. . .

    Well, I can't find the exact article I remember, but there are a ton of them. If you are curious just do a Google search for 'cloud music comparison'; but set aside a couple hours if you are going to read them all (though I suspect the repetition after the first couple will discourage all but the hardiest of fact finders). It was Google who offers the 320 MP3 tracks, btw. ;)

    Lots of info on iTunes Match in this thread, if you missed it. Especially the last 10 or so posts.

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