Converting From AAC to Apple Lossless- Does it make a Difference?

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  1. Mikey B macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

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    I was wondering if converting an itunes song in AAC format to the Apple Lossless format makes an impact on the sound quality. Itunes will do the conversion, but I wonder if it is really possible to take a "lossy" file and make it "lossless". I've converted a few songs, and I notice a difference, but I wonder if its just psychological.

    Thanks for your advice!
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    No. Lossy is called lossy for a reason. All converting to Apple Lossless will do is take up more space and perfectly preserve the quality of the original AAC. You cannot "get back" quality from a lossy file.
     
  3. tersono macrumors 68000

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    No - you can't recover the information you've already lost. The only way to benefit from lossless is to rip that way in the first place.
     
  4. Mikey B thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

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    That's what I figured. Thanks for the quick replies!
     

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