Originally Posted by digger945
I've read it here on these forums a long time ago that some are in a habit of ripping cd's into lossless, and then using those lossless files, they will convert(if desired) to some lesser bitrate(for your pod, dap, etc.).
Yeah, a lot of people around her do so.
They find it a waste of storage space and battery time to use lossless on the DAP. So they rip en encode to lossless for the computer, then trancode to lossy (MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, ...) for the DAP.
Thats fine though, since the source are lossless. Apart from what asked by the OP.