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Apple Lossless TuneCore question?

Post by vxmike » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:18 am

I'm going to try uploading my new CD to TuneCore, they request conversion to the Apple Lossless format-then I have no need to send in a CD etc. My question is which software is best for this conversion PC user here. I think buying Quicktime pro is the only way to get the ability to convert files to that lossless format. ITUNES free allows you to convert directly from a CD..I'd like to convert files not on CD..
Anyone with experience in this conversion process? Thanks

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Post by Mark Alan Miller » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:30 am

You can convert files in iTunes as well - just set the importing preference to Apple Lossless, drag your files into the library, then select them, and right- or control-click and select "Convert Selection To Apple Lossless".

No need for Quicktime Pro - and it's free.
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Post by Veej007 » Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:38 pm

that works for wav and aiff. for anything else, try foobar or dbpoweramp.

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Post by Mark Alan Miller » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:45 am

Veej007 wrote:that works for wav and aiff. for anything else, try foobar or dbpoweramp.
I do believe iTunes will convert from AAC and MP3 to Apple Lossless, although I've never tried. But then, at least for this application, why would one really want to go from a lossy format to a lossless one? I suppose if all one had to strt with was lossy format files...
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Post by sonikbliss » Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:30 am

Yea, like MAM said iTunes can do this for you.

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Thanks everyone for the info

Post by vxmike » Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:43 pm

Thanks for the info on the lossless format. I'm hoping ITUNES coverts at the highest possible conversion, making the assumption that really there is only one lossless format level etc.
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Re: Thanks everyone for the info

Post by Mark Alan Miller » Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:32 am

vxmike wrote:I'm hoping ITUNES coverts at the highest possible conversion, making the assumption that really there is only one lossless format level etc.
As the only setting is 'automatic' and the compression is lossless, I have to assume that is so, too.
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