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what is the best container to convert audio cd into?

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#1 MGadAllah



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:44

I've some audio cd and want to convert it to digital format but do not know what is the container to keep it to the best maximum quality?

#2 Torolol


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:48

FLAC? if you're don't care about the size.
its open format, royalty free, and free format too.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:57

I would also say FLAC if file size is not an issue.

Or ALAC if you use iDevices.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:57

I second third FLAC if you're only going to store music on your computer but
if you plan on transferring that music to play on other devices you might want to consider another format.

What do you plan on doing with the music?

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:16

Audio Casette?
8 Track?

(Seeing as everyone else has already mentioned flac)

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 00:13

Rip it with Foobar to FLAC and use AccurateRip to verify there was absolutely no quality loss.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:36

An open one

#8 Silpheed2K



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:23

You can rip it to any format you choose using fre:ac. It lets you rip and convert files to any format. I use it often when I want to rip CDs.



So FLAC is the best for lossless quality and archiving of your music CDs besides creating an ISO. (like I do)

The files are much easier to manage than ISOs though so I recommend FLAC for archiving. For transferring to different devices you can just use it to convert it to the format the player accepts from FLAC or the CD itself.

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