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post #11 of 30
I'm okay with this.

Anyone else think the timing isn't coincidental at all?
post #12 of 30
Not sure exactly what benefits this brings, but hopefully it means compatibility across more devices. Hopefully someone like Sony will take it up and implement it in their MP3 players. Everything that I had in FLAC, and every CD I have is in ALAC.

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I'm okay with this.

Anyone else think the timing isn't coincidental at all?
Yep, I think it has everything to do with it. I believe with everything in me that Steve Jobs would have never let this happen.
 
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Yep, I think it has everything to do with it. I believe with everything in me that Steve Jobs would have never let this happen.
I don't think they would turn their back on Steve Jobs, well not this quickly at least.

I'm happy apple did this, so at least more devices can hopefully work with this format.
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post #14 of 30
if im not mistaken.. i thought i had read before that alac and flac were very similar, just slightly different containers, apples allowing drm or something of that sort...
but i do not know if this is fact, so dont take it as one from me.

this is a good thing though, more open source = better.
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There is no point in keeping ALAC... They should just drop it for FLAC, but knowing Apple, they HAVE TO monopolize everything that they touch.
     
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post #16 of 30
I'm ok with this. I just picked up a ipod classic and most of my music is in FLAC... keeping it lossless without having to go through itunes will be nice
Edited by jackeyjoe - 10/29/11 at 12:46am
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I don't know if there's a scale to the compression that ALAC and FLAC do but a 5 minute song for me would mean about a 2-3 mb difference, multiply that by the number of songs people usually have (1-2 thousand?) and that's quite a bit and could/would vary based on multiple factors
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post #18 of 30
Awesome! I hope an ALAC encoder for foobar2000 comes out soon. That way I won't have to use iTunes to import my music as ALAC so I can keep my music compatible with my iPod.
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I don't know if there's a scale to the compression that ALAC and FLAC do but a 5 minute song for me would mean about a 2-3 mb difference, multiply that by the number of songs people usually have (1-2 thousand?) and that's quite a bit and could/would vary based on multiple factors
If so, WavPack it. Or even better, APE, but I like WV better.
post #20 of 30
Even after ripping a cd to ALAC. The iphone,pod or pad's decoders can't make it sound better than 160kbps even with high quality headphone you need a external high quality amplifier DAC. So still FLAC is better and always better to be used in PC with a professional headphones and soundcard and foobar with ASIO(override kernel enhancements). Pass on
Edited by meetajhu - 10/29/11 at 1:28am
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