Burning a Lossless CD

Discussion in 'iPod' started by chris57, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    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?
     
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    Galley

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    Yes, but it may not be gapless.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I figured that. I just mean the audio quality. Thanks.
     
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    killmoms

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    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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha I don't need it to be that perfect. Thanks for the help.
     

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