So, Ive got some FLAC files that I would like to play on my Ipod. However it doesnt natively play.
I read some threads elsewhere that discuss converting to mp3 but doesn't this defeat the purpose im trying to achieve?
You can possibly rockbox your ipod, depending on the model, which would allow for FLAC playback. Or you can possibly convert it into ALAC.
In general though, if you compress it to a high bitrate mp3, you won't hear a difference - especially on-the-go. FLAC is useful for archiving at home, so that subsequent compression won't continually degrade the file.
I use my Classic for home use and more intense/serious listening, when I'm actually paying attention to music. All in ALAC.
For daily outdoor use I have my nano, and I just fill it with 320kpbs MP3. If you just want some music to listen to when working/commuting, MP3 is good enough.
No it isn't .
Never happens to me .
Hasn't happened to anyone I know . If it does : Great excuse to get a SSD or CF-mod ..
Agreed, 26-28 hours FLAC playback for a 120GB Classic is horrible !
Yes I will .
If you listen to good recordings of real instruments you can hear a difference .
The battery issue with lossless, AFAIK, affects your battery life by varying degrees. If you listen to the whole album in sequence, then it works best because subsequent songs are cached when one is playing. If you choose randomly, it'll run the hard-drive more. In any case the hdd will run more if you choose random songs, without creating a playlist for those songs.
I do use 320kbps MP3 for my nano, and I tried to do an ABX using foobar, I got 8/10 matches, but had to listen very carefully. So for regular outdoor use I just use MP3. For the Classic which I use at home or during long journeys the storage space is plenty, so why not use it with lossless. Thats one of the reasons I got it in the first place.
Same here. Apple iPod Classic Classic 160GB with nothing but ALAC. Great battery life and never any skipping or stuttering on music playback. And no, JPEG is still not the equal of RAW or TIFF.