Lossless audio FAQ & Links
|What is lossless audio?||Lossless audio files are .flac, .shn, .ape and other files that have been compressed just like .mp3 files. But unlike .mp3 files they are compressed without a loss in quality. They can be decompressed to the original wave files. To ensure that the lossless audio files are undamaged checksums like .md5 files (shn) or .ffp.txt files (flac) are used.|
|What do I do with lossless audio files?|
|What is the difference between the formats and which one should I use?|
|What other programs do I need?||When ripping an
audio cd (copying it to your harddrive) read errors may occure because of
scratches on the cd etc. To minimize the risk of errors I strongly recommend
a programm called Exact Audio Copy
for ripping CDs.
|What else do I
need to know?