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iTunes song bitrate

Postposted on Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:12 am

I can't find the answer to this, but it still feels like a stupid question: how can you tell the bitrate of a song on iTunes before you buy it?
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Re: iTunes song bitrate

Postposted on Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:39 am

Everything is currently 256 AAC. They switched over to that about 2 years ago.
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Re: iTunes song bitrate

Postposted on Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:43 am

Everything released since the switchover, or everything period?
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Re: iTunes song bitrate

Postposted on Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:46 am

Believe everything downloaded since the switchover is 256. Everything downloaded before the switch is 128. There was a period of time when Apple was charging to upgrade files purchased in 128 to 256, but I'm not sure if they are currently doing that.
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Re: iTunes song bitrate

Postposted on Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:59 am

Almost "everything period" with a few exceptions. Anything you bought before the switch that has been re-released as "iTunes Plus" was upgradeable to the higher bitrate for some number of pennies per song. Only really obscure stuff wasn't converted. In my collection I have maybe 5-6 songs that never got "upgrades" available and that was out of a couple hundred. I think it cost me like $35 to get the iTunes Plus versions.
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