WMA Lossless

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WMA Lossless

A digital audio file format from Microsoft that compresses an audio CD to a range of 206 to 411MB, at bit rates of 470 to 940 Kbps. Mathematically equivalent to the original audio track, WMA Lossless provides the highest quality WMA format for ripping audio CDs. It uses the same .WMA file extension as other Windows Media Audio formats (see Windows Media formats). See lossless compression.
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MusicGiants utilizes Windows Media Audio Lossless, a high bit rate distribution format, and Windows Media DRM for content protection.
MusicGiants provides music from the four major labels, a growing number of independents, and uses Windows Media Audio Lossless exclusively to provide up to seven times the sound quality of ordinary downloads.
MusicGiants is the only legal download service to offer all of its music encoded in Microsoft Corporation's (MFST) Windows Media Audio lossless format, reproducing music up to 1100 kbps (kilobits per second), delivering the sound quality of the original CD.
NEW YORK -- Major Music Libraries Offered in Microsoft's Windows Media Audio Lossless Format Ensuring Highest Fidelity Available in the Market Today
29 each and offered in the Windows Media Audio Lossless format, have up to seven times the sound quality of music from any other download services.
MusicGiants is the first commercial download service offering high-definition music files in the Windows Media Audio Lossless format, which provides the sound quality of the original digital recording, demonstrably superior in playback quality to compressed music from existing download services.