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post #16 of 24

I guess we are just repeatig the same points now. 

 

anyway in case the OP doesn't know. don't convert mp3's or lossy formats to lossless ones.

post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by ROBSCIX View Post

 

I encoded my own music library to lossless so I cannot help you with locations or dowloading apps..etc.

You can always compress a lossless track to an Mp3 for a player etc..but you can never turn an Mp3 into a full quality Flac.

 

 



 

You encoded you're own music to lossless? I hope that the original files were flac/wav/aiff etc. Because if they were lossy in any way, there is absolutely no point in recoding to flac - the imperfections will still be there.

post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by Cityscapego View Post



 

You encoded you're own music to lossless? I hope that the original files were flac/wav/aiff etc. Because if they were lossy in any way, there is absolutely no point in recoding to flac - the imperfections will still be there.



Woops, never noticed the last part. So you were talking about you're music library in CD form?

post #19 of 24

New here, but I am musician getting ready to sell music from website. Some of the songs are as long as 14 minutes (19.7MB as a 192 mp3). Mastering house is sending redbook master 44.1k 16bit. What "hi res" file format should I offer? I believe I will have to 7zip the file for download. Should I do that directly to the redbook, or should(can) I try to offer a download of AAC or FLAC etc.directly? My website software is telling me to zip and then customer gets an email with a download link. Thanks

post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by Soundjustme View Post

New here, but I am musician getting ready to sell music from website. Some of the songs are as long as 14 minutes (19.7MB as a 192 mp3). Mastering house is sending redbook master 44.1k 16bit. What "hi res" file format should I offer? I believe I will have to 7zip the file for download. Should I do that directly to the redbook, or should(can) I try to offer a download of AAC or FLAC etc.directly? My website software is telling me to zip and then customer gets an email with a download link. Thanks

 

.wav 16bit/44.1 khz / 1411 KBPS / STEREO which is lossless quality, files will be bigger for a 14 minutes recording almost like 100mb+


Edited by dsdsds - 2/21/13 at 3:00am
post #21 of 24
^^

Agreed. Don't offer wav files. Too big.

If you can, offer both Apple Lossless (not the same as AAC) and FLAC. iTunes doesn't play FLAC natively, so your iTunes/Apple users would prefer the Apple Lossless format. And then a lot of other people use FLAC for archiving their music, so it's very popular.
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

^^

Agreed. Don't offer wav files. Too big.

If you can, offer both Apple Lossless (not the same as AAC) and FLAC. iTunes doesn't play FLAC natively, so your iTunes/Apple users would prefer the Apple Lossless format. And then a lot of other people use FLAC for archiving their music, so it's very popular.

If you're going to the hassle of multiple encodes (and I agree with cel's logic and think you should), don't forget WMA Lossless - there's a not insubstantial amount of hardware and software out there that cannot do FLAC or ALAC, but that can play WMA. The encoder is free from Microsoft too (you might have to validate that you own a legal copy of Windows, I don't remember - but it's a free download). It can do batch processing too, which is nice.
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

If you're going to the hassle of multiple encodes (and I agree with cel's logic and think you should), don't forget WMA Lossless - there's a not insubstantial amount of hardware and software out there that cannot do FLAC or ALAC, but that can play WMA. The encoder is free from Microsoft too (you might have to validate that you own a legal copy of Windows, I don't remember - but it's a free download). It can do batch processing too, which is nice.

You really like your WMA Lossless, don't you smily_headphones1.gif
post #24 of 24
Its compatible with a lot, and I like the encoder and player. So yes.
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