Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by hansi, Mar 12, 2006.
How many cd tracks should I be able to get om a 1gb mp3 player, please?
It all depends what bitrate you rip your tracks at.
and what format you use
Nearest approximation I can give you is to say that 7-8 pop or rock albums - i.e. those not usually above around 55-65 mins long - can normally fit onto a 700MB CD-R if you're encoding at 192kbps MP3. So expect to fit maybe 12-14 albums worth of such music into 1GB. As stated, it's the bitrate and format (and therefore the file sizes) that determine the quantity you can squeeze onto any given player.
Ok, I'm a newbie to mp3 and need some guidance. What I have been doing is using itunes to copy the cd's to the mp3 player, i think they're in mp3 format, not sure what all the other formats are,and I'm using the itunes default settings. I bought my wife a 256mb mp3 player and only just managed to get three cd's on it.
I'm no iTunes experts, but I believe the default setting is for AAC format at ... is it 128kbps or 192kbps? Either way, have a nose around through the settings in iTunes and see if you can change the bitrate to something lower. Bear in mind, however, that so doing will reduce the listening quality of the music, as well as the file size.
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