Can an iPod Play Uncompressed Tunes?

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  1. Cooknn
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    Cooknn

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    Curious - with 60GB at our disposal and more on the horizon, is it possible to play 16 bit/44.1kHz (uncompressed) tunes on an iPod?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89
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    As long as they are in AIFF or WAV format, sure - those will work just fine. The only downside to using those is that they require more hard drive accesses to play, which reduces battery life.
     
  3. RandomDeadHead
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    Yes, playing uncompressed aiff files on your iPod is a shure way to get less than an hour battery life. Uncompressed music files are too big for the buffer and force the harddrive to run constantly.
     
  4. WinterMute
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    Using the Apple Lossless codec works well, it preserves the essential nature of the audio, but redices the filesize by as much as 50%, cutting down disc access and HD space useage.

    What I really want is a 24-bit 96Khz capable iPod with an integral line output, so I can play mixes in native format.

    Never going to happen though.
     

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