ALAC vs AAC - file size compariosn and use with iPhone

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Nubben, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Nubben macrumors regular

    Nubben

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    Hi All,

    My current set-up of converting my CDs are dBpa -> AIFF/ALAC then XLD to True VBR AAC highest quality.

    However, I see that ALAC file seizes are not that much different from these XLD-produced files so I am considering dumping AAC all togetehr (apart from iTuens purchases of course) and use ALAC files.

    Question is - how much of additional battery drain will ALAC files cause?

    Does anyone have any experience with this?

    Thanks!

    Nubben
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If your primary concern is battery life then you shouldn't be using either format. It won't make a noticeable difference.
     
  3. bwhli macrumors 6502a

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    It's hard to quantify batter drain because every user is different. What I can tell you is I use ALAC, and probably listen three to four hours a day on the iPhone. My phone lasts from 8am to 12am without charging in between without a problem.
     
  4. Nubben thread starter macrumors regular

    Nubben

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    Thanks for that. Do you mix AAC and ALAC in your library? If so, do you notice a difference in sound quality when you shuffle them?
     

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