Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Oct 2011 20:42 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Apple Apple has open sourced ALAC. "The Apple Lossless Audio Codec is an audio codec developed by Apple and supported on iPhone, iPad, most iPods, Mac and iTunes. ALAC is a data compression method which reduces the size of audio files with no loss of information. A decoded ALAC stream is bit-for-bit identical to the original uncompressed audio file. The Apple Lossless Audio Codec project contains the sources for the ALAC encoder and decoder. Also included is an example command line utility, called alacconvert, to read and write audio data to/from Core Audio Format and WAVE files. A description of a 'magic cookie' for use with files based on the ISO base media file format (e.g. MP4 and M4A) is included as well. The Apple Lossless Audio Codec sources are available under the Apache license."
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RE[5]: 24bit music
by zima on Sun 30th Oct 2011 15:03 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: 24bit music"
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Again: it was a simple question.

About a procedure which is fairly accepted (well, outside parts of "audiophile" circles) as most dependable, when assessing claims about audio quality and such.

You ridiculed yourself when you immediately jumped on defensive (where did I claim there you don't know anything?), and subsequently on "audiophile rampage" claims.
If you'd just say ~"no, I didn't do ABX - but it's how I like it" that would be absolutely fine... but no, you have to feel better than that, you have to push some pseudo-authority while clearly distasteful of documenting it reliably; you need to tickle yourself by having better gear, ear, or music taste than commoners.

(but this being OSNews, I invite you to )

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