875 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 18, 2008 4:40 PM by machinefunk
Macs and iTunes will recognize and play both AIFF and WAV formats. If you want to play the files on Windows machines as well, I'd say use WAV encoding. In order to ensure the quality you want, change the setting from 'Automatic' to 16 Bit, 44.1khz stereo (this is industry standard).
When you want to compress the high quality WAVs, change the import settings to the desired format (mp3/aac etc). Then select the tracks you wish to compress and in the 'Advanced' menu, chose 'Convert selection to mp3/aac'. iTunes will then create duplicate tracks encoded to the desired format.
Hope this answers your question.