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Thursday, September 24, 2009

flac files?

I have recently discovered a BETTER way to listen to downloaded music - The flac file.... Now it's not an mp3 so it won't go into your precious (worthless) little ipod or whatever you use. It's for putting on a CD for quality listening.... Here, let Wikipedia explain...

"Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) is a file format for lossless audio data compression. During compression, FLAC does not lose quality from the audio stream, as lossy compression formats such as MP3, AAC, and Vorbis do. Josh Coalson is the primary author of FLAC.

FLAC reduces bandwidth and storage requirements without sacrificing the integrity of the audio source. A digital audio recording (such as a CD track) encoded to FLAC can be decompressed into an identical copy of the audio data. Audio sources encoded to FLAC are typically reduced to 50–60% of their original size.

FLAC is suitable for everyday audio playback and archival, with support for tagging, cover art and fast seeking. FLAC's free and open source royalty-free nature makes it well-supported by many software applications. FLAC playback support in portable audio devices and dedicated audio systems is limited at this time compared to lossy formats like MP3., but FLAC is supported out of the box by more hardware devices than competing lossless formats like Wavpack."

Now, your computer probably won't recognize this file unless you download freeware like BURRRN. This program will recode the FLAC into audio able to be burned to disc. DO THIS! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!

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