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converting to apple lossless? again??

392 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 3, 2007 10:31 AM by Hamper RSS
Hamper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 23, 2007 7:58 AM
When important music (wma) into iTunes, I have configured the settings to default the quality to Apple lossless? So why is the option to convert to Apple Lossless still available, and carried out if selected, on songs that already lossless? (right click to see option)
Laptop, Other OS
  • Paul Judd Level 6 Level 6 (13,420 points)
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    Aug 23, 2007 8:42 AM (in response to Hamper)
    Its just a default for converting any track into lossless. However I am curious as to why you are converting a Lossy for,at (like WMA) into a Lossless format which gamins you nothing in the conversion?
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10), BlackBook 2.16 Core2Duo
  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,435 points)
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    Aug 23, 2007 11:53 AM (in response to Hamper)
    Hamper, since you refer to "songs that already lossless" I assume you are starting with WMA Lossless files? iTunes does not natively play WMA files of any kind. If the WMA is unprotected, iTunes creates a new version of the song in your indicated import preference, and adds that version to the library.

    iTunes honors the preference you set in Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Importing. It does not care whether it is lossy or lossless. If you ask it to convert a 32 kbps mp3 to Apple Lossless, it will do so, although it of course cannot improve the audio quality in the process.
    Windows XP, and 30GB iPod

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