Main system: Mac Mini 2011 > HRT II+ DAC • Cyrus 2 & PSX • Cyrus tuner • MS 10i speakers [on loan]
Also cluttering-up the place: Thorens TD160 (no cart) • Marantz CD 63 mkII KI & PM66 KI • Technics SL-P777 • Nakamichi DR-1
No! FLAC is LOSSLESS!!! Look at that word and have a think about what it means.
Fair enough.. However I must have read it somewhere. Its not out of my head!
I will try and find the analysis with more details and stats.
So why are they saying that AFLAC is better than FLAC?
Do you mean ALAC? And who is "they"? I've never seen anyone claim that ALAC is better than FLAC (quite the opposite if anything). They both do the same thing, so in theory there wouldn't be any difference in SQ between them (or between them and WAV although you'll still get people claim there is. I don't buy it myself).
No signature worth mentioning...
I use an apple so am in the process of doing all mine in ALAC. but FLAC is just as good.
Apple Lossless (ALAC) and FLAC do basically the same job but ALAC will better suit your needs if you're an Apple user.
ALAC that is
ALAC is Apple's lossless codec, so they support that instead of FLAC but that's the only real difference.
EAC includes features whereby it optimises itself for the particular optical drive in use, and also supports Gracenote for tagging, and Accuraterip
When i ripped all my cds i used an old laptop and installed vortexbox on it.
Very simple once installed - put a cd in it poped out when done. I placed it on the coffee table and did them slowly over a month or so.
Vortexbox - Logitech Squeezebox Touch - Sony CMT-G1BiP - Audiostyle Z1 - QED Silver Anniversary XT
Panasonic TX-P42G20B - SKY HD - PS3 FAT 320GB HDD
If you lived any time at all on this side of the Atlantic you'd know all about ****ing AFLAC. it's an insurance company that specialises in providing cover to pay out if you have an acccident and can't work. No Statutory Sick Pay here. Their commercials are particularly annoying, featuring a white duck, who naturally responds "AFLAC" to every question asked, and whose butt most people would happily stuff an orange (or the "Mockneyed" accented GEICO - anothe rinsurance company - gecko) up
BTW - I got corrected - converting to FLAC or any other "lossless" process isn't "lossless" - rather it's a case of "no more losses" becuase your starting poitn is usually a downsampled CD rather than the studio tapes (or files).
I wasn't aware dbPowerAmp had the capability to check scratched CDs against their library for clean copies - I'll have to give that a go....
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