apple lossless encoder

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by believo, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. believo macrumors regular


    May 21, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    Does anyone know the exact quality of apple lossless encoder compared to mp3s/ (like in kbps). Or is it just way better and not comparable?
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    The quality of the Apple Lossless codec is equal to that of the CD that you put in your Mac, with no degredation of quality... which is bette than all versions of mp3. I believe that in kbps terms, cd-quality is 1411kbps, and apple lossless would be equal in quality, but less kbps, more like 700, whereas 320kbps mp3 would be less quality than apple lossless. Whether it's a noticeable difference would probably depend on your ears and your stereo setup, but there is a difference.

    Lee Tom

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