View Full Version : Burning a Lossless CD

Apr 16, 2008, 02:40 PM
I was wondering if you make a playlist of songs ripped with Apple Lossless, and burn it to a CD, will the CD be essentially identical in quality to the original CD that you ripped the songs from?

Apr 16, 2008, 02:42 PM
Yes, but it may not be gapless.

Apr 16, 2008, 02:58 PM
Yeah, I figured that. I just mean the audio quality. Thanks.

Apr 16, 2008, 03:01 PM
Yes, but it may not be gapless.

As long as you ripped the songs from a gapless CD with Apple Lossless and have your between-track gaps set to 0 in iTunes' burning preferences, you will get a gapless CD.

Of course, the only way to truly get a perfect, bit-for-bit reproduction of a CD is to do a proper rip in the Windows program Exact Audio Copy and then burn from the CUE and files generated by that process. However, for 99.9% of purposes, an iTunes-ripped Apple Lossless burn to a CD with 0 second gaps will be functionally equivalent/indistinguishable from the original.

Apr 16, 2008, 03:04 PM
Haha I don't need it to be that perfect. Thanks for the help.