What format offers the best ratio of compression to quality? I had thought it might be MP3, but when I import a CD into iTunes using its default MP3 compressor, the files are at least as big as Apple's AAC files, and I can't hear any difference in quality. Is it best just to go with AAC?
Also, I'm surprised how big the files all are. AAC and MP3 both import at about 1M/minute. Is that what I should expect? I know the iPhone has limited space, so a more aggressive compression option would be nice.
EDIT: I see iTunes lets me adjust the AAC (or MP3) compression by adjusting the bitrate downward. I'm trying 64 now and it sounds fine to my (admittedly clueless) ear. How low does one go to fit lots of music on something like an iPhone?
ummm if u click songs under your library an delete the song from there u might be able to get it off it worked with a video i had. also make sure u have the sync music checked right above the song names
lmfao, dyzfnctional- you are like that fictional character in training who doesn't know a damn thing... First you need to import the MP3 into iTunes (and properly, I might add) by going to File menu > Add File to Library. Choose the song to import and Click 'OK'
Then, connect your iPhone and choose to sync that song, either by placing it in an appropriate playlist or syncing ALL music to your iPhone. The music should then sync to the iPhone.
You can NOT delete the track from the iPhone, you have to remove the track from the iPhone by de-selecting the song in the iTunes library or removing it from the appropriate playlist and re-syncing.