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Windows 7: Lossless ripping

14 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64 Professional
Lossless ripping

My wife is redecorating our living room and has decided that my 800-odd CD's are unsightly and must go. So I thought I might rip them all to my PC. What is the best format to use that gives best quality sound but that I can also use with my FM modulator in my car? Mp3 at highest quality? Someone suggested M4A, but really don't know...


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14 Mar 2012   #2

Windos 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Try this siye.
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14 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

If you want lossless reproduction it would appear that the uncompressed AIFF file format is best.

In What Format Should I Rip My Music? | Computer Audiophile

However, you also need to consider how much storage space you have as 800 CDs will take up a fair bit of disk space.

Personally, I've tried MP3, MP4 and WMA and didn't notice any discernible loss in quality - I suppose a lot depends on how good your hearing is.

Don't forget that MP3s are free of Digital Rights Management and can be played on all types of disc player.
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14 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 Professional

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