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Currently Being ModeratedHT4914 Re: When burning CDs tommy am mini and when they are uploaded to the cloud are they compressedFeb 13, 2013 7:27 PM (in response to Donden)
After burning a cd to the Mac mini, if uploaded to the cloud, is it then compressed when played
To be more specific, if you subscribe to iTunes Match, and you have a song in a lossless format (WAV, AIFF, ALAC) in your library, it will be transcoded to AAC/256 when uploaded to the cloud. If you play or download that cloud copy, yes it will be compressed as compared to your original version.
For more information on how it works, see this document: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4054