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Ripping CD to Server
« on: February 26, 2019, 10:00:32 AM »
   FLAC or WAV is the question. Which has better sound for PCM ripping.


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Re: Ripping CD to Server
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 10:08:23 AM »
AIFF!
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Re: Ripping CD to Server
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 11:59:36 AM »
I use AIFF because of the superior metadata manipulation over other formats.

WAV is argueably better sounding, but the differences are very slight.  AIFF is basically a container for what is a PCM file that allows for additional data to be encoded for art, filing, etc.

FLAC sucks.  Lossless compression is an oxymoron at best.  Anytime a bit or byte is manipulated quality is lost.  There is no free lunch especially in a format that is as fragile as digital audio.

Apple Lossless also sucks.

FLAC audio is a tad hazy and flat sounding compared to WAV or AIFF formats.  Transients lose some impact compared to WAV or AIFF.

There was a time when storage cam at a premium. I remember how much my first WD HDD cost for 200Megs.  It isn't that way any more.  When TB are available for next to nothing (in audio terms) it is misdirected to do ANY compression whatsoever.  I have 6TB of audio data here.  This includes redundancy for backup.

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Re: Ripping CD to Server
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 03:14:08 PM »
I use AIFF because of the superior metadata manipulation over other formats.

WAV is argueably better sounding, but the differences are very slight.  AIFF is basically a container for what is a PCM file that allows for additional data to be encoded for art, filing, etc.

FLAC sucks.  Lossless compression is an oxymoron at best.  Anytime a bit or byte is manipulated quality is lost.  There is no free lunch especially in a format that is as fragile as digital audio.

Apple Lossless also sucks.

FLAC audio is a tad hazy and flat sounding compared to WAV or AIFF formats.  Transients lose some impact compared to WAV or AIFF.

There was a time when storage cam at a premium. I remember how much my first WD HDD cost for 200Megs.  It isn't that way any more.  When TB are available for next to nothing (in audio terms) it is misdirected to do ANY compression whatsoever.  I have 6TB of audio data here.  This includes redundancy for backup.

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Re: Ripping CD to Server
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 06:35:08 PM »
I use AIFF because of the superior metadata manipulation over other formats.

WAV is argueably better sounding, but the differences are very slight.  AIFF is basically a container for what is a PCM file that allows for additional data to be encoded for art, filing, etc.

FLAC sucks.  Lossless compression is an oxymoron at best.  Anytime a bit or byte is manipulated quality is lost.  There is no free lunch especially in a format that is as fragile as digital audio.

Apple Lossless also sucks.

FLAC audio is a tad hazy and flat sounding compared to WAV or AIFF formats.  Transients lose some impact compared to WAV or AIFF.

There was a time when storage cam at a premium. I remember how much my first WD HDD cost for 200Megs.  It isn't that way any more.  When TB are available for next to nothing (in audio terms) it is misdirected to do ANY compression whatsoever.  I have 6TB of audio data here.  This includes redundancy for backup.

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Re: Ripping CD to Server
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 12:48:58 PM »
  Thanks Dave. Using WAV with no regrets. Hope you received my Birthday message. 59 eh , thought so. :lol:


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Re: Ripping CD to Server
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 10:11:50 AM »
 :rofl:
  Thanks Dave. Using WAV with no regrets. Hope you received my Birthday message. 59 eh , thought so. :lol:


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Re: Ripping CD to Server
« Reply #7 on: Today at 10:37:37 AM »
Been a while - good to see the inmates are still here.....

WAV is it now that storage is so cheap.
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