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Apple Music launches Apple Digital Masters collection of high-quality songs

BillG

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As long as they can maintain transparency, and I don't see why they couldn't since their encoder is consistently rated at or near #1 across numerous blind ABX tests, I doubt most people will really care that much.


As for the re-branding, that's typical when launching a revamped product... :cool:
 
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THW

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iirc Apple's lossy encoder is actually really good, used it with great results myself.

most people probably won't be able to tell an Apple AAC encoded file with lossless.
 

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Just a re-branding with the death of iTunes, or something else?

The mastered for iTunes thing makes sense, it's the right way to do lossy.
 

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I'm fed up with Apple's apps, they're always hard to use for me. But I can't tell the difference between AAC and ALAC to be honest. I downloaded Apple Music songs with Tunelf Audio Converter and did a comparison with other format playing them on the same player, they're hardly different for me.
 
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