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I have always kept my music backed up on an external drive, however, I screwed up a backup operation prior to reinstalling Windows the other day, and lost all my music. I am now restoring it from the CD's (takes forever), and I set the import quality setting in iTunes to "Apple Lossless" instead of ACC at 96hz or what ever the default is. When I ripped my music the first time it was on the default setting, and WOW, Apple Lossless is like night and day! I am hearing details in the music I never heard before! It sounds 10x better then it did before! On the downside, it also takes up 10x more space...
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yes it is a verry good format but the files are huge i belive its mpeg 4 audio
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Lossless files are pretty big but the quality is soooooo worth it!
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im actually not to huge on audio quality so i do mp3 good enof for me
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post #5 of 14
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yes it is a verry good format but the files are huge i belive its mpeg 4 audio
Ya, it is MPEG-4. The files are about 26 MB for a standard 3-4 minute song. As people have said, though, the sound quality is SO worth it!
post #6 of 14
Lossless format is the best, especially if you have a huge hard drive to store all of them because it does literally take up almost ten times as much space as before. I personally back up all my CD's in FLAC lossless format to preserve the CD audio quality. Since I buy the CD's I want to rip from, I want to hear it at it's fullest and MP3 format won't cut it.
    
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Apple Lossless, afaik, is FLAC.

Edit: nevermind, it's MPEG 4. My fault.
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Lossless, serves the name well. I would just leave it at mp3 though. 30MB for a song? You will need another drive in no time..
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I can't tell any diffrence. I'm Downloading all the ACDC albums from this russin site. The Mp3's are 192kb format. So I took Long way to the top, and formated it to Apple Lossless and it sounds the same
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I can't tell any diffrence. I'm Downloading all the ACDC albums from this russin site. The Mp3's are 192kb format. So I took Long way to the top, and formated it to Apple Lossless and it sounds the same
Did you format the downloaded version of Long Way to the Top, or did you rip a copy off a CD and compair it to the Mp3 format?
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