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azaghal1981

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Re: iPod and aiff
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2009, 01:40:17 pm »
Weird.

I'll try again.


OK check now.
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thirsty moore

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Re: iPod and aiff
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2009, 01:43:41 pm »
Got it. Thanks!

thirsty moore

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Re: iPod and aiff
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2009, 10:28:15 am »
Top for lossless appreciation. Converted some albums over to apple lossless last night. Far better sound coming out of the iPod and sounddock now.

azaghal1981

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Re: iPod and aiff
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2009, 11:19:57 am »
There are tools that enable you to go flac->apple lossless with the click of a mouse, too. So you could just download flacs (legally, of course), throw them in a prog like DB Poweramp, select "convert to apple lossless" and voila.
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thirsty moore

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Re: iPod and aiff
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2009, 11:28:54 am »
I dl'd some program last night but I forgot what it was called. I'm still surprised at the change in sound quality.

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Re: iPod and aiff
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2009, 11:30:43 am »
Did you convert the already ripped MP3s up to loseless?  How did that work?

Top for lossless appreciation. Converted some albums over to apple lossless last night. Far better sound coming out of the iPod and sounddock now.

thirsty moore

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Re: iPod and aiff
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2009, 11:33:10 am »
Unfortunately you can't convert mp3 to lossless. I ripped some cds of mine in apple lossless and then loaded them on my iPod.

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Re: iPod and aiff
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2009, 11:40:28 am »
Unfortunately you can't convert mp3 to lossless.
Oh no, you can. It's the quickest way to get booted off any torrent network.

azaghal1981

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Re: iPod and aiff
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2009, 11:41:42 am »
No. Once that data has been stripped away with a conversion to mp3, it's impossible to bring it back.

Did you convert the already ripped MP3s up to loseless?  How did that work?

Top for lossless appreciation. Converted some albums over to apple lossless last night. Far better sound coming out of the iPod and sounddock now.
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nkotb

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Re: iPod and aiff
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2009, 11:43:32 am »
Yeah, I didn't think so.

No. Once that data has been stripped away with a conversion to mp3, it's impossible to bring it back.

Did you convert the already ripped MP3s up to loseless?  How did that work?

Top for lossless appreciation. Converted some albums over to apple lossless last night. Far better sound coming out of the iPod and sounddock now.

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Re: iPod and aiff
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2009, 11:47:29 am »
Technically you can. There are programs (and why they'll exist I'll never know) that will take the mp3 back to wav and then automatically make a flac of it. It, of course, retains the quality loss of the original mp3 file.

This transcoding is more commonly seen on networks (like the old oink) that have bitrate requirements and someone trying to re-encode 128kbps mp3s up to 192 or whatever. The double mp3'ing of the music actually, in that case, has a multiplier effect on the quality loss.

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Re: iPod and aiff
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2009, 11:50:23 am »
Right, I knew that it was technically possible.  I just came into this topic late and only read his comment about "converting" and thought it was some newfangled technology that you kids were into.

Technically you can. There are programs (and why they'll exist I'll never know) that will take the mp3 back to wav and then automatically make a flac of it. It, of course, retains the quality loss of the original mp3 file.

This transcoding is more commonly seen on networks (like the old oink) that have bitrate requirements and someone trying to re-encode 128kbps mp3s up to 192 or whatever. The double mp3'ing of the music actually, in that case, has a multiplier effect on the quality loss.

thirsty moore

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Re: iPod and aiff
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2009, 03:24:05 pm »
Top. This stuff only gets better with age. Halfway through my music collection. Tonight I might tackle Sonic Youth.