do you rip to Apple Lossless?

XSF

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Jun 30, 2007
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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)
 

clevin

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Aug 6, 2006
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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.
 

megfilmworks

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Jul 1, 2007
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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.
 

attadj

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Jun 30, 2007
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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
 

suneohair

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Aug 27, 2006
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Yes.

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

D1G1T4L

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Jun 26, 2007
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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.
 

XSF

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Jun 30, 2007
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Yes.

Clevin. The poster is referring to Apple lossless, which is Apples. Not AAC. There is a difference.
that's what I thought, I was wondering if I was crazy.... he seemed so confident in his answer.

Thanks for clearing this up.
 

sJv

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Jul 11, 2007
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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