Does the lossless format matter? 2014-10-19 05:00:36 I have a good deal of my music in FLAC format 16/44.1. I like the idea of lossless, not because I believe I have some kind of golden ears that can tell a difference between FLAC and v0 MP3, but because it gives me the option to convery to any lossy format I want. So it, "future proofs" me against having music stuck in some lossy format I don't like or can't play in the future.That being said, there is an iPhone in the house, and the iPhone doesn't do FLAC, or really any other compressed lossless format other than ALAC. So, I've debating converting all these FLACs to ALAC, so I can dump them into iTunes and on-the-fly convert them to AACs when syncing the iPhone.Is there any reason I would NOT want to use ALAC? Are there patent concerns or anything else I should be worried about?