“I’d been disappointed for months with the sound quality of the music I’ve added to my iTunes collection from most of my audiophile CDs. The compressed audio wasn’t as good as the original CD sound,” Al Fasoldt writes for The Syracuse Post-Standard. “But my enthusiasm got a boost this spring when Apple introduced a new version of iTunes for both Mac OS X computers and Windows PCs. Almost hidden away in the improvements in the current version is a new, lossless method of compressing audio for your iTunes collection.”
“If you use the new method, called Apple Lossless Encoding, you can reduce the size of CD audio tracks by about 60 to 70 percent without any corresponding loss in sound quality. That’s simply amazing,” Fasoldt writes. I’m just guessing, but I expect Apple to add lossless audiophile albums to the iTunes Store before long.”
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