So, if I got it right, NORMAL is separate left/right encoding and JOINT is modern mid/side joint stereo.
@greynol - how much data space is a lossless rip for a typical song ? or say 10Mb MPp3 = how many Mb for lossless ? Approx ?
NOW THIS IS INTERESTING: WHY DOES LAME USE INDEPENDENT STEREO as default in higher bitrates Any ideas ? To avoid switching artefacts ? ( Do these switching artefacts interfere more with quality than the gains in bandwidths with JS?)
So, here is what I currently do: Rip all my CDs with dbpoweramp to AIFF. --- I chose dbpoweramp because to me was much easier to use than EAC, foobar or audiograbber, and instruction was clear. dbpoweramp worked very well so far incl tagging.--- AIFF only because I really wanted to ripriprip, while having some CPU left for typing, email.Than batchconvert to mp3 and ALAC to be used with my iTunes and WMP (apparently there is a way to get this working)Thanks to all for answers and help !
Now I am looking into EAC and CueRipper, but apparently none of them reads/rips to AIFF.
AIFF only because I really wanted to ripriprip, while having some CPU left for typing, email.