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Old 02-24-2012, 07:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Apple, Inc. View Post

Whether you’re a major label or a small indie, you provide the most important ingredient for iTunes—the music itself. It’s our job to faithfully and accurately deliver your songs and albums to fans around the world exactly as you intend them to be heard. To achieve this transparency, you need tools and technologies from us to ensure delivery of the highest quality master recordings possible into our ecosystem. With over 250 million iOS devices capable of playing your music, there's never been a better time than now for us to communicate, codify, and distribute updated information to you about the best tools and processes used to produce the millions of AAC files delivered daily to our mutual customers in over 50 countries around the world.

It's official - pseudo-HD on iTunes. Watch out HDTracks. ;D
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by kronik View Post

It's official - pseudo-HD on iTunes. Watch out HDTracks. ;D

Thanks for the link. Worth a read. But I'll stick with my CD AIF rips.

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Originally Posted by Roger Dressler View Post

... Worth a read. But I'll stick with my CD AIF rips.

Seems like apple hype/marketing IMHO. The best CD ripper I’ve ever used is EAC and it’s free and recommended by most who take thier CD ripping serious.

Here are a few guides that cover gap detection/handling, test & copy, drive offsets, and other advanced topics.

Also some older guides for EAC v0.99 and earlier:
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