at first I use to use the standard .mp3 (even before I started using ipods), then switched over to AAC (.m4a) and recently re-ripped everything at a higher bitrate in the same format (300kbps VBR). This of course sounds better than the previous bitrate I was using (half that), but I want to go lossless (eventually).
AIFF is uncompressed but takes up as much space as the CD/WAV does
Does playing the Apple Lossless format use up more power than playing a lossy AAC or uncompressed lossless AIFF?
Also, I've read an argument as to the quality of Apple Lossless VS AIFF. Some people state that when Apple Lossless is being read, the uncompressing of the music can cause it to sound flat or something to be lost or delayed in the listening experience of the music? Is there actually something to this or is it a load of BS, people hearing what they want to hear?
I can say that I just ripped one of my albums into Apple Lossless and am listening to it right now on my computer (good sound setup on my rig!) and it definitely sounds a bit better to its AAC lossy equivalent.
So I guess my question is, would it be OK (safe) to mount the disc image, rip music files from them and not get any errors or degradation, etc. or should I rip straight from the CD?
Nero is not a secure ripper, so while ripping from the image might be "safe" the integrity of that image certainly is not "safe".
Nero is not a secure ripper
If the .nrg files were created by nero then they are not "safe" because...Quote from: greynol on 20 October, 2010, 04:21:30 PMNero is not a secure ripperIf you don't know what a secure ripper is then check our wiki.By "safe" I mean you have no reasonable assurance that they are error-free.Are you going to retract your statements regarding sound quality or are you prepared to present a log demonstrating that you have performed an ABX test on at least one lossy-encoded file demonstrating that it is not transparent to you?
If it's that big a deal I would, but I don't see an "edit" button or other edit option anywhere on my posts or in my control panel.
Can I not edit the my posts anymore?
Also, if Nero can't verifying disc images against the original, could you suggest some other software that will? I know there is EAC, but I was hoping to use something that left only ONE image file. (Less clutter, less subfolders)
Quote from: Hectic on 22 October, 2010, 01:28:45 PMAlso, if Nero can't verifying disc images against the original, could you suggest some other software that will? I know there is EAC, but I was hoping to use something that left only ONE image file. (Less clutter, less subfolders)You can rip to a single-file compressed image (such as flac) and embed a cue sheet if you like.
So, not a good experience with EAC right off the bat!
Magic ISO [...] uses this to check the image against the original [...]?