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WMA lossless to Apple lossless...Can do? Quality?
stuub27 
2/7/08 6:50:03 PM
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Hi,
I keep changing my mind RE my digital music collection and mp3 player.

I THINK I have decided to get a 160GB iPod when I can (soon-ish) and couple it with some Audio Technica ATH-A500 headphones...

Now, I have a music library on my PC which is WMA lossless, so hence the above questions...

It seems to me quite possible and relatively painless to do a straight convert of the WMA lossless files into their Apple equivalent. But should I do this??? I'm no audiophile, really, but I don't want to lose TOO much in the process...should I rip from CD again? Will my ears hate me for being lazy or not really notice the difference?

Any input most appreciated

PS If someone can convince me, WAV is a option, too...

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MisterK 
2/7/08 9:23:27 PM
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If WMA lossless is really lossless then there should be no loss (ha!) of quality.

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stuub27 
2/7/08 9:38:58 PM
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Quote by MisterK
If WMA lossless is really lossless then there should be no loss (ha!) of quality.



So it would seem, logically :)

Went ahead with the conversion anyway, so I hope it turns out ok...no big deal if I have to go back to drawing board anyway

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robzy 
4/7/08 3:24:57 AM
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What software did you use to do it? iTunes?

So long as iTunes uses a proper WMA Lossless decompresser, everything should be fine. And I see no reason why a non-proper WMA Lossless decompresser would even exist.

Convert the WMA and M4A (if those are their correct extensions) back to WAV and compare they two files. They should be exactly the same.

Rob.

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bu14-1 
4/7/08 1:30:31 PM
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Sorry.


Edited by bu14-1: 4/7/2008 1:31:45 PM

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PC FREAK 
4/7/08 3:53:06 PM
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If only ipods did flac.

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MisterK 
5/7/08 3:56:48 PM
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Quote by PC FREAK
If only ipods did flac.



Rockbox
http://www.rockbox.org/

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