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Old 3rd February 2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default how to convert my itune files (alac 16bit) to 48khz or higher

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just wanna know how to convert all my itune files to higher smpling rate.maybe 48 or 96bit, that's good enough for me.i have pc and mac with a little bit knowledge on computer..... where to start?

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Old 3rd February 2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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There's really no point to converting...the resolution of your file is limited to whatever the original source was and you won't get any benefit.
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There's nothing to be gained from upsampling the files, they will be oversampled in your dac anyway, there is no possible benefit.
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Old 3rd February 2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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I won't comment on the value of software upsampling, but if you use a player for iTunes, like PureMusic for example, it can upsample they way you want it to I believe. I use PureMusic and it is a great player, but I try to play in native sampling and let the DAC upsample if i am using an upsampling DAC or not if I am using a NOS DAC. I doubt I could hear much difference and unless your computer has extra memory and a fast processor, which mine don't, you are better off taxing the playing computer less.
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Old 15th February 2012, 01:26 AM   #5
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At the risk of sounding like a jerk... There's and old saying that translates as <GIGO> which means "Garbage In Garbage Out." It's not a diss but means that if you have a "lower" quality audio file, there's really no way way to recapture the original quality because you're essentially stuck with what you were handed. This doesn't mean that you can't re-eq and otherwise "filter" the track...

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Pure Music. Is this a conspiracy to make me break down and buy a Mac? I have found no PC based music player I am happy with.

Oversampling does nothing but make the integrator job easier. But, are there any more advanced processing techniques that can do a better job of guessing with off-line processing?

I am about to start saving all my CD's with EAC and then convert to the flavor of the day. I don't want to do it twice as I have about a thousand to save.
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What's wrong with FLAC as a storage format? I have about 14000 FLAC files and feel no need for anything else.

Also: JRiver and Foobar, among others, allow up-sampling. Depending on your output device it can make no difference or some difference.
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What's wrong with FLAC as a storage format? I have about 14000 FLAC files and feel no need for anything else.

Also: JRiver and Foobar, among others, allow up-sampling. Depending on your output device it can make no difference or some difference.
+1 on FLAC as the library file format of choice.
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