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  1. Looking at your “Everything you need to know about digital audio files,” I know that AIFF is uncompressed. I am still converting my CD collection to ALAC. I am about halfway through, so before I go start my many Prince CDs, I skipped about and did my five U2 albums. I found the “One” CD single, which has about 4 songs. Instead of ripping it, I just decided to keep it as is and copied the songs straight from the CD in AIFF format. I did this because in total the songs only came to about 325 MB in AIFF, and unless they re-release it, I won’t buy it again. Did I end up with the same file as if I ripped it into AIFF?
  2. Hi all, I am new to the forum so this is my first post! My question is, as the title of this post suggests, is if all AIFF-C files are compressed. From my understanding, the AIFF-C specification simply allows for compression, but it does not say that the format has to be compressed. Am I correct? The reason that I ask is because I have been downloading most of my hi-res music as AIFF files (for example, from HDTracks). When I use "get info," it says that the files are AIFF-C. I have also been using the AIFF format to rip my CD collection. Any help is much appreciated! - hiFidelityMan
  3. hello people, i am using MAX to covert FLAC to AIFF and am getting an error. MAX has always worked great for me, with this being the first issue i have had. the error msg. reads: An error occurred while tagging the file [insert name of song].aiff iTunes got and error: File permission error. how do i fix this?
  4. Hi audiophiles! I've some concerns about decompressed and lossless conversions using XLD, MAX and some other software. So for example I have some hi-res FLAC audio files. If I convert them to AIFF, they will add in size as expected. But if after I will compress these new AIFF files back to FLAC the new output files will be significantly smaller than original ones. And if you'll continue this routine the decrease in size of original files also will occur. Depend on software you're using (I've tried XLD and MAX as a mac user, but I know that some win software exhibits same properties) the exact decrease in size will differ, but will occur anyway. So my question is how that happens and in this case don't these conversions really affect quality?
  5. Hello, I'm looking for an internal PC drive in order to rip Music lossless files from CD's. Objective is to rip AIFF or WAV files with the highest possible quality, I'm using Dbpoweramp software. I remember times ago Pioneer & Plextor were the best drives but might not be the case today ? Thank you for your feedback Rgds
  6. hi, I have a huge collection of cds and complete albums on flac 1. Im a mac user and I really like itunes for play and organice my music... 2. I want rip all my cds 3. I want play my flacs on itunes, but itunes dont play flac so... I thinking convert all to AIFF, I mean rip all my cds on AIFF and convert all the FLACs on AIFF why AIFF? well I think is the whole full thing... uncompress and maybe more standard format than ALAC, and AIFF keep tags. but so... my questions: 1. is a really good idea convert all to AIFF? I read around that apple plan a new format or something like that... maybe Im confused with the news... I need wait for apple new format for convert all? Apple developing new audio file format to offer 'adaptive streaming' | Technology | guardian.co.uk 2. is a waste of space convert all my flacs to aiff? hd's every day are more bigger for the same price... $150 por 3TB so maybe who cares about the space... 3. XLD app for me is the best for rip cds but is good for covert my flac to aiff?? 4. some people hear differences between alac and aiff (that maybe depends of every equipment) but so... aiff is better? I mean when people hear difrecenes always hear aiff better? PLEASE! any help! I want rip my cds and converts all my flacs, one time!!! I dont want in 5 years or something do again the same process. also by the way, I plan play all my files with a DAC and the BW 685 speakers!!! thats my goal thank you!
  7. Hi, I have some questions. I apologize if this has already been addressed and also I'm sorry for all of the info but I want to be thorough. Objective: Rip CD collection in highest quality possible to lossless format (as yet undefined). Factors: ~ I'm on a Mac and from what I've read XLD is the best option for accurate rips. ~ I want to be able to tag my files with Artist, Track name, etc. and want compatibility with iTunes without plugins or workarounds, so FLAC is not an option for me. ~ My music is mostly electronic and hip hop (not sure if this makes a difference when choosing the lossless format or conversion settings). ~ Larger file size is not a concern for me. Quality is. HD space is cheap. ~ Many of my CDs are mixed, i.e. gapless. Purpose: ~ To have the highest quality digital backup possible. Many of my CDs are rare or irreplaceable promos. A few are also older and have begun to degrade. I want to convert everything now in the best quality I can so that I can save my music indefinitely. ~ After the CDs degrade more I need another source as close as possible to the original. Therefore I want to have lossless files that I can listen to or use whenever I need to create a lossy (MP3) version for my iPhone. Questions: ~ When trying to convert some CDs in iTunes, some tracks were not converted at all because the CDs were degraded (no scratches, just old). I am hoping XLD can use error correction to "fix" these issues. Does XLD do this kind of correction? ~ I have heard ALAC may not be a good choice because of a theoretical "jitter" issue which compromises quality. Is this true? ~ Assuming AIFF is the best choice based on the factors above, what would be the best settings? I see a lot of tutorials for FLAC conversion but not for AIFF. When I checked the Wiki page comparing lossless formats I also did not see any AIFF reference there. ~ XLD has an option that says somethign about C2 error pointers (if your dirve supports this). How do I know if my drive supports this? ~ If you rip a gapless CD to multiple lossless tracks and then later convert those lossless files to mp3, can you join the tracks as one file when converting to mp3 so that you can remove the gaps? I've had problems playing gapless albums as multiple tracks in mp3 format on my iphone. Thanks!
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