I've always saved to AIFF if the files are intended to burn a CDR. I use WAV files at all other times, saving them as high definition L/R files, (not interleaved). I haven't noticed any loss in converting from WAV to AIFF.
On Friday, February 28, 2014 1:56:32 PM, John Schroth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Could someone provide any logical reasons why one would use AIFF over
>WAV as the digital master preservation file format? (leaving compressed
>variants of AIFF off the table for this discussion). I have a client
>that has asked for AIFF format masters instead of WAV. I'm not sure if
>this is actually best for them but I don't digitize to AIFF format files
>- I have always digitized to WAV format.
>Since AIFF format was developed by Apple a while back - is it still
>considered a proprietary format?
>What happens if you capture to WAV then save the file off as AIFF or the
>opposite, is there anything lost or changed in the audio file or with
>the attached metadata?
>Thanks in advance for any thoughts/input.
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