Confusion Regarding File Types
Just after some advice on Ripping Files into a PC Based format as I am looking at getting an office setup and will be using a combination of my laptop and Ipod for playing music whilst I am working.
I am new to this having only ever really listened to music via my home system (CD's and LP's) and iPod if I am out and about. I also use an Iphone 3GS now more than my iPod for out and about listening.
So at the moment I tend to rip my CD's onto my laptop using Apple Lossless....however I have also noticed that under the import options there are other file types, including: AAC Encoder, AIFF Encoder, Apple Lossless, MP3 Encoder and WAV Encoder.
Am I correct in thinking that out of these Apple Lossless is the best file quality for replay? Also if I am streaming music from my laptop to say a Zeppeling Air does the quality of the file make a difference (probably a silly question, but as I say new to this side of music)
Also when I hear people talking about FLAC files what are these, are they compatable with iTunes on a Laptop and how do I rip music into Flac Files (or is this more of a dedicated NAS drive file?)
Probably fairly obvious questions so apologies if I come over as a bit of a dunce