Burning a Lossless CD

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

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2007
    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?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Yeah, I figured that. I just mean the audio quality. Thanks.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    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

    Dec 25, 2007
    Haha I don't need it to be that perfect. Thanks for the help.

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