It's show time, the first Computer Audiophile Academy video is now playing. Some of the most popular questions newbies ask here on Computer Audiophile have to do with converting WAV to AIFF or one format to another on a Mac. This video walks readers through the whole process literally from start to finish. It begins by downloading and installing MAX, the most popular conversion application for Mac. This is followed by configuring the application to convert a folder of Reference Recordings HRx tracks and auto-exporting them into iTunes. The video also shows some basic changes to songs and adding album art as well as adding the PDF liner notes to the iTunes library. PDFs are not added automatically when tracks in the same folder are added to iTunes. They must be added manually. The liner notes can then be opened from within iTunes alleviating the need for a separate filing system containing PDFs from downloaded content. This is also a must for readers who purchase physical media from RR or Kent Poon, as both delivery high quality PDF notes on DVD with each high resolution album. Anyway, on with the show.
Note: This video shows the conversion of 24 bit / 176.4 kHz material. All other 24 bit material can be converted with this exact process. I convert 16 bit / 44.1 kHz material with this process, but I make sure to set the bit rate to 16. I prefer to match the specs of each recording.