Tom Fine wrote:
" I suspect iTunes converts to some interim format and then burns the CD."
Please pardon the misspellings and occassional insane word substitution I'm on an iPhone
> On May 17, 2015, at 8:17 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Also, I see we have some serious Apple defenders on this list. Not meaning to start a cult-debate flame-a-thon, but iTunes for Windows does apparently behave differently than iTunes for Mac. Luckily, in the Windows world, we have the no-cost and excellent Foobar2000 to play just about all formats, including FLAC and DSD (with added open-source plug-ins).
> As for mastering in iTunes, I would be very careful about that and do bit-level comparisons with the master files and resulting CD. I suspect iTunes converts to some interim format and then burns the CD.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Haley" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2015 5:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Is it time to rethink FLAC ?
>> I can't imagine any audio professional who masters audio in iTunes. I
>> can't get a grip on that as a concept.
>> John Haley
>> On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 5:07 PM, David Glasser <[log in to unmask]>
>>> There is a utility program available that allows iTunes to play FLAC
>>> files. I don't recall the name. An easy solution is to simply decode your
>>> FLAC files and save them as wavs. That's kind of what FLAC was originally
>>> designed for - a "zip" file for audio that took up less bandwidth for
>>> transfers, but could be decoded to wav or aif.
>>> David Glasser
>>> Airshow Mastering
>>> Boulder, CO
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>>> > On May 17, 2015, at 14:38, Michael Gillman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> > ALAC is open source abd has been for several years.
>>> > Apple doesn't support FLAC due to questions over some of the patants that
>>> > might not be Open Source. With deep pockets they would be the perfect
>>> > target of a suit. I would love to see Apple support FLAC, maybe after M$
>>> > does they may make the move.
>>> > Mike