do you rip to Apple Lossless?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by XSF, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. XSF macrumors newbie

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    topic title says it all.... what do you encode with in iTunes? I just started the lossless and I'm liking the quality so far (coming from 128kpbs)
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    its Advanced Audio Coding, its not created or owned by apple

    and yes, it supposed to be the successor of MP3, and is promoted by MP3's creator as such.
     
  3. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    Lossless is very nice, but up to 10 times the file size and the difference in quality will only be noticable with good equipment and good ears.
    I have quite a few files in lossless as well as all the other various sound file formats; aac, mp3, SDII, aiff, wav. depending on where they come from or how important they are.
     
  4. attadj macrumors member

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    I'll switch to lossless when they come up with a 64gig flash card Iphone, until then I'm stuck with 128
     
  5. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    Yes.

    Clevin. The poster is referring to Apple lossless, which is Apples. Not AAC. There is a difference.
     
  6. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    I rip everything to FLAC and that is stored as a digital backup on external hard drives.. I then encode that copy to what I need.
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    sorry my bad, but doesn't iTunes rip music to AAC by default?
     
  8. XSF thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that's what I thought, I was wondering if I was crazy.... he seemed so confident in his answer.

    Thanks for clearing this up.
     
  9. sJv macrumors regular

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    I ripped my entire cd collection in apple lossless for archival purposes. I also run firefly on an old G4 cube that serves up these lossless files to Roku soundbridges I have connected to my audio equipment. This way I have instant access to cd quality audio. For my iPods and iPhone, I batch generated mp3s using dbpoweramp/LAME (mid quality VBR - equivalent file size to 160kbs). LAME is a better encoder than what's built into iTunes.

    -Steve
     
  10. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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  12. AbsenceOfTruth macrumors regular

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    AAC 128-256kbps all the way. :)'

    Lossless for certain albums.
     

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