what dap plays wma lossless?
Mar 13, 2006 at 12:13 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 13

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i have been reading up on lossless formats for DAPs, and FLAC thru an iAudio seems inviting so far. i would like to know, however, if there are other HD based DAPs that use WMA lossless that anyone knows of.

yes, i know of apple lossless, and it could also be an option i suppose. honestly, though, i'm not thrilled with the idea of owning anything affiliated with Apple (sorry Macheads)

thanks for any input pplz
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Mar 13, 2006 at 2:10 PM Post #4 of 13

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I'd stay away from Apple Lossless. Why use a format that will only ever work on one make of DAP?

Can't you even use FLAC on iPods with Rockbox firmware?
 
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Can't you even use FLAC on iPods with Rockbox firmware?


You certainly can. Rockbox for iPod currently has performance issues (battery life, CPU utilization, etc.) but it will be a very, very nice alternative once it becomes more stable.
 
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thx for your responses. the toshiba gigabeat S looks interesting.

i haven't heard much in the way of comparison between WMA lossless and FLAC. i wonder what ppl have to say abt that....
 
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i haven't heard much in the way of comparison between WMA lossless and FLAC. i wonder what ppl have to say abt that....


Not much to say. One lossless file is the same as another. The amount of compression is what really matters. I hope sooner or later lossless files will be the size of mp3s!
 
Mar 14, 2006 at 5:56 AM Post #11 of 13

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Always watch what you read.

PC Magazine did a review of Gateway 4GB MP3 player last year and they stated that this player does WMA lossless.

Maybe the firmware they had for review could do it, but I know for a fact that these players DO NOT play WMA lossless.

Hopes this may help anyone who was thinking of getting one on Ebay based on this erroneous article.
 
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yes, i know of apple lossless, and it could also be an option i suppose. honestly, though, i'm not thrilled with the idea of owning anything affiliated with Apple (sorry Macheads)
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Mar 14, 2006 at 6:09 AM Post #13 of 13

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Microsoft must have changed their policy on this very recently. I remember reading in the help file for WMP 9 that Microsoft did not support WMA Lossless on portable devices.

I guess if the Gigabeat S will finally be the first DAP to support this they must have changed their policy. Makes sense, given that all their competitors have supported some form of lossless for a while.
 

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