Originally Posted by Hapster
320kbps is lossless too O_o and storage isn't cheap, most people's iphones can only hold 32gb.
12gb music file would be close to 100,000kbps. That's close to 100x flac rate. Either that or it's like 100 songs tied together. Regardless the fact it can't play a 12gb file is more of a joke than a serious problem.
The OP certainly meant multiple tracks comprising a "music file" of 12gb, in the sense that Apple forces these 3rd party music player apps to use a clunky iTunes "document" interface to add the songs.
I'm sure he meant a total of 12gb and not a single 12gb track.
320kbps is not lossless, sorry, it just isn't and please don't bother with a big debate. It isn't lossless and everyone knows it isn't, there is a definition for lossless and 320kbps doesn't fit that definition.
Storage is cheap enough that you can use lossless, however that does require the inconvenience of shuffling songs into and out of the device periodically. So more labor on the fie management side, but far better sound quality too with lossless.
Apple does charge a lot for iDevice storage, but keeping the library on the computer in lossless is certainly at this point cheap enough.
Off topic for this thread however.