Another Email , this time from Fellow irishman Colm……….
Hi Mac,In relation to the Nokia N91, what MP3 sound quality is the best for
to and playing back through the headphones or speakers. Reading from
I'd say 192kbps, and if this is the case how many mp3's could you
store on the N91
This is something ive been meaning to post about for a while now as hits on a few elements.
When Nokia first released info on the phone one of the points it liked to shout about was that it would hold 3000 songs on the phone.
But to Quote"Storage for up to 3000 songs, plus smartphone functionality in an ultra-portable package"
OK , now im sure like a lot of people i was amazed at this , but in all of these cases its always well worth a closer look.
Sure you store 3000 songs on your phones 4gb hard drive , heck you could fit maybe 6000 if you do it right , how ?? Here why……
On the Nokia site it has this,
"Enjoy new music for days. With up to 4GB of storage, there's room in here for 3000* songs. Your smartphone already goes everywhere you do and now your music will, too. Seamless switching between the integrated functions makes this combo the perfect pairing – maybe even better than wine and cheese."
Now when ever you see this "*" beside a word it means under certain rules.
And here is what it means in this case….
You will find this in the FAQ section on the Nokia site.
: How many songs can I have on my Nokia N91 at once?
A: If there is no other content on the hard disk, up to 3000 songs can be stored on it. (This capacity is based on 3:45 minutes per song with 48 kbps eAAC+ encoding. Capacity with 128 kbps AAC encoding is up to 1000 songs.)
OK , So lets me straight here, no one in their right mind is going to encode their songs at 43kbps, not unless you dont full listen to the music or something.
For me i have them now encode as AAC at 128kbps, ive about a total of 1500, songs , and on the phone i can fit about 350 or so.
So the whole 3000 songs is a bit of an fib to be honest and this is why it always pays to read up on the * when ever you see.
If anyone can get say 1000 songs on their phone let me know here and also what way its encoded as well , but on average how many songs do you hold on your phone?? Im guessing 500 MAX, but you tell me!
As for Colm , well ,mate in the end it really depends on how you encode them , if you want a guide line , although others may disagree, id go with this.
192kbps, AAC format, this should be ok for you.