Apple Lossless


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Apple Lossless

A digital audio file format from Apple that compresses an audio CD to about half of its original size. Mathematically equivalent to the original audio track, Apple Lossless provides the highest quality Apple format for ripping audio CDs. It uses the same .M4A file extension as unprotected AAC files (see AAC). See lossless compression and iPod.
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PC music files supported are MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Apple Lossless formats, and more.
Though we mostly listened to a variety of music converted to the Apple lossless format, which makes files smaller but preserves fidelity, we also tried out some MP3 files, which are lower fidelity but take up less space in a player.
continues its commitment to providing consumers superior audio entertainment by offering a new firmware update to add support for Apple Lossless, AIFF and gapless playback on Pioneer s 2012 EliteA SC receivers, SC-65, SC-67 and SC-68, and the PioneerA-branded SC-1522 receiver.
The 500GB server helps deliver music in WMA Lossless, Apple Lossless or MP3 format to a pair of (separately available) active speakers.