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Tweener
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Hi there!

I have a question to y'all. Lately, I've been downloading a lot of albums in different formats. Mainly lossless. While the majority of them are FLACs, I encountered some in m4a. However, they weren't the iTunes+ files but large m4a lossless files. As much as II hate FLACs because iTunes doesn't read them and I find it impossible to convert into normal iTunes+ files without converting into WAVs and later tagging them all which is tiring, I loved the huge m4a files as they were read by iTunes and while converting  into i+ they kept all the data of the song which spared me a lot of time and work.

My question #1 is which program should I choose to rip my CDs into such huge m4a lossless format, and my question #1 is whether there is any program that converts flacs into these m4a files without losing on quality and keeping the data. 

 

Thanks in advance for your help :) I'm still learning stuff 

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36 minutes ago, Tweener said:

Thanks guys :) I'm such a dummy when t comes to that stuff :P

Any ideas about my second question? :P 

I really have no idea tbh. Normally when I have FLAC files I import them into Audacity, export them in WAV and then let iTunes convert them to ALAC. 

I don't know if this downgrades the quality, but I've checked in Spek and there's no significant loss. 

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5 minutes ago, Turn Ya Head said:

I really have no idea tbh. Normally when I have FLAC files I import them into Audacity, export them in WAV and then let iTunes convert them to ALAC. 

I don't know if this downgrades the quality, but I've checked in Spek and there's no significant loss. 

there sadly is :( 

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1 hour ago, UnknownBoyPT said:

About the second question I don't know ?

The only way that I'm seeing that happen is with some conversion software, but I guess that it won't keep the tracks information ?

Foobar2000 is a great software too, it will rip CD bit perfect with some settings, you can download it here:

https://www.foobar2000.org/

and some components to add: https://www.foobar2000.org/encoderpack

 

 

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4 minutes ago, voicenotes said:

iTunes is not a good cd ripper, if you really want to start rip CDs, you have to download the program “Exact Audio Copy”, it will rip your songs bit perfect, without any reading errors that itunes usualy do. 

 

1 minute ago, voicenotes said:

Foobar2000 is a great software too, it will rip CD bit perfect with some settings, you can download it here:

https://www.foobar2000.org/

and some components to add: https://www.foobar2000.org/encoderpack

 

 

Thank you for the information @voicenotes ? I'll see them both and maybe I'll use any of them in the future!

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