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  • rockdave
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Apple Lossless?
I've had iTunes for a while, and I've encoded hundreds upon hundreds of files with it.  A new codec in iTunes is always a huge deal for me.  When Apple Lossless was first introduced, I had to try it out.  I encoded my file and looked at its size and everything, just to see what kind of compression ratio it had.  I was suprised to find that my file had a *.m4a extension.  That made me wonder...

Is Apple Lossless a new codec inside an M4A container?
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Is Apple Lossless just AAC audio at VBR 100, like WMA?

My termology isn't great so if you could answer my query AND correct my usage, that would be great!

  • rpop
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Apple Lossless?
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Yes, it's a new codec inside an mp4 container.

[span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%']Edit: also, if you use the search you'll see Apple Lossless has been discused here before.[/span]
  • Last Edit: 28 July, 2004, 09:41:03 PM by rpop
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  • sppxp
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Apple Lossless?
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Apple Lossless is Fabulous. Any of you in the audio format industry know if this format will soon be used in home/car audio units without an ipod?

  • Garf
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Apple Lossless?
Reply #3
Doesn't seem likely given how proprietary it is.

For hardware lossless support FLAC is still the way to go.