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Old 05-07-2004, 10:28 PM
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Apple Lossless --> 192 kbps MP3

Does anyone know if there is a significant difference between converting Apple Lossless to 192kbps MP3 as opposed to ripping directly from the CD at 192? (I'm running out of space). I should think not, since Lossless is theoretically identical to the original CD. Thanks for your help.
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Lossless files are a bit for bit copy of the CD (when uncompressed). So encoding 192kbps files from Lossless gives the same result as encoding 192kbps files from CD.
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You're adding a useless step.

rip to --alt-preset standard, its smaller than 192 CBR in alot of cases, and higher quality.



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The question was posed because his music is already encoded in lossless but he is running out of space. So he wanted to know if there will be a difference in sound quality between encoding from WAV and encoding from AL because it seems that he is planning to compress his files to save space.

There was no "useless step".
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Old 05-25-2004, 04:01 PM
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Apple Losless is not an identical copy! Its a compressed copy from which identical file can be obtained(on the fly).

and guess i am being too finicky here but oh well....

and yes i agree that if space is a constraint then u shd consider 192mp3 or better still 192 kbps AAC. Apple Losless while being roughly 50% smaller than original pcm/wav is still going to be a lot bigger than ur mp3/aac. It shdnt really matter whether u rip it direct from CD or Apple's losless although if u choose Apple's losless you are severly restricting your options for encoder to whats available in iTunes while if u rip directly from CD u could make good use of LAME encoder and that excellent extraction tool - EAC.
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Apple Losless is not an identical copy! Its a compressed copy from which identical file can be obtained(on the fly).

and guess i am being too finicky here but oh well....
Here's what I wrote: "Lossless files are a bit for bit copy of the CD (when uncompressed)". Please learn to read before getting "finicky".
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alright! learning reaallyyyyy hard now to read and *not* being finicky
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