mp4 (Apple Lossless format) vs. WAV format
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    Default mp4 (Apple Lossless format) vs. WAV format

    I'd appreciate your experiences and opinions please -

    I have files in my iTunes library that I have imported from CD's using the Apple Lossless (mp4) format, which supposedly does not compress the file. I have over time replaced (some of) these with downloaded WAV files. I have found -
    - mp4 files sometimes need to be re-analyzed before playing
    - 'denser' wave forms in WAV format
    - improved audio quality in WAV format

    Are my findings valid?
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    flac is lossless bruv, not mp4/aac
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    Yes, you should have used the real Apple lossless codec, not the MP4 (AAC) one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksandvik View Post
    Yes, you should have used the real Apple lossless codec, not the MP4 (AAC) one.
    @ ksandvik - did just that - shows as mp4 in Traktor library.
    @ Jes.NZ - can you import CD's into iTunes using FLAC? (Well done on Bledisloe)
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    i see aac, aiff, apple lossless, mp3 and wav.. no flacs tho.
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    No flac support in iTunes.
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    lossless is well, lossless.

    ie there shouldn't be a difference between the source and the lossless file. Apple lossless shouldn't be diff from the Flac or Wav.

    At least I f@ckin hope so. I gave up on flac in favor of apple lossless because I use itunes which can't read flac (thanks steve!)
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