Compression over the airwaves?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by smilinmonki666, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. smilinmonki666 macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
    Hi guys,

    Just a quick one, I've been looking for specifications for the Airport express with regards to compression. If I used it with my iTunes library with Lossless encoded files, would they be on-the-fly encoded to MP3 or AAC or left in their Lossless format?
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    the wi-fi stuff doesn't touch the data; it just transports it. Wi-fi devices are only designed to transport data.
  3. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    When I listen to my lossless files, I am uploading at approx. 1MB/sec.
  4. realityking macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2008
    To my knowledge everything is recrompressed with Apple Lossless. (Which makes sense since the AirPort Express and the AppleTV can't handle all possible audio codecs and alac is a lot better then uncompressed audio)

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