iTunes 10.6 has the option to sync 192kbps, 256kbps quality audio to devices

Apple's iTunes 10.6 includes the ability to sync higher quality audio to devices.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Mar 13 2012 3:30 AM CDT   |   Updated Wed, Mar 10 2021 1:19 PM CST

Apple's just-released iTunes 10.6 sports the ability for users to option higher quality audio conversion bitrates when syncing songs to iOS-based devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod. Before iTunes 10.6, users were given the option to down-convert higher bitrate songs to a crappy 128kbps level.

iTunes 10.6 has the option to sync 192kbps, 256kbps quality audio to devices | TweakTown.com

This allowed more songs to be synced to devices, but some users would rather higher quality audio, than savings to their device's storage capacity. With iTunes 10.6, users now have two options: to down-convert audio to quality levels of 192, or 256kbps, giving users three options of bitrate when syncing music to their mobile device.

iTunes purchases are encoded at 256kbps, but CD rips are at 320kbps, this means that the new setting allows people the option to reduce the quality slightly down to 256kbps when syncing to a mobile device, whilst keeping the higher quality 320kbps rip stored on their main desktop or notebook.

Download iTunes 10.6 here.

NEWS SOURCE:appleinsider.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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