Old 6th April 2019, 09:01   #1
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Alac & flac?

Hello, maybe you think this question is foolish, but I would like to know: Is there any Difference between ALAC/FLAC when played in Winamp, quality I mean.
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Old 8th April 2019, 20:04   #2
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No, both are lossless. Thinktink has an excellent alac encoder plugin if u need one.

I prefer alac, bc most things support both, but apple only does alac natively.

I also prefer alac bc it has a better defined tagging standard.

The one drawback is that I think flac has built in crc checks u can scan for, but that is something only the most nerdy among us really worry about.

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Old 20th April 2019, 06:21   #3
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Thanks a lot for clearing that up.
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Old 13th June 2019, 14:49   #4
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Is it safe to use ALACs on PC? And can they have any kind of sign put to their tag fields? Can they have made-up-by-user tag fields?

I use FLACs, WVs and TTAs [and yes, that trio has its point]. With that last format there is problem in Winamp [http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=451765], so I would be glad to switch to something else, as my number of TTA files is growing
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Safe? Yes, it's safe.

ALAC uses the m4a or caf containers, and ergo that's how they are tagged.

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