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Author Topic: iTunes compression  (Read 856 times)


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iTunes compression
« on: April 10, 2017, 03:25:18 AM »

Is it my imagination or are iTunes downloads huge compared to Amazon or even Netflix's new download service? What's the league table of data compression?

One good thing about iTunes is that I'm pretty sure you can download stuff in the background whereas the Amazon iOS app just stops. (Fail.) If so, then this is either just stupidity on Amazon's part, or else due to dirty tricks by Apple and their often excellent, sometimes Nazi policy on app submissions.

It's also incredibly annoying that you can't see the actual time remaining shown in the downloads list in the Amazon app, and you can't make purchases in it, which is utter madness.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2017, 03:33:11 AM by Weaver »


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Re: iTunes compression
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 02:28:54 PM »

I believe Apple's content is delivered in a much higher bitrate compared to that of Amazon or Netflix. Netflix 1080p is around 5000Kbps, whereas I think iTunes will be closer to 10000Kbps. To put that into perspective, Blu-Ray is 24000Kbps.
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