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Is there any point converting music files from AAC to Lossless?

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Been reading up a bit on different audio files and how to get the most out of my music. I've read multiple discussions about Lossy vs Lossless and now to get more to the point as the title says, is there any point converting files from AAC to Lossless?

 

I read that doing this wouldn't provide the benefits of lossless files because what is lost during compression to AAC cannot be recovered when being converted into lossless. So if I wanted the benefits of lossless, would the only way be import all my CDs again as repurchase the ones I bought on iTunes and set them to be lossless in the first place?

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You are correct in saying that converting from AAC to FLAC/ALAC does absolutely nothing, the information is already lost. The only way to is to repurchase the CD's or redownload them as FLAC/ALAC from a website like HDTracks or Linn. Also, I hate iTunes because their songs are at 256kbps which no choice to change the quality.

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