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Old 02-01-2011, 10:30 PM   #16
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That depends on the headphones you are listening through or speakers if you are outputting it to a different source. ALAC is just a lossless codec from Apple hence the name Apple Lossless Codec.

As far as errors are concerned that also depends on how well your drive and software does the job of ripping each track, and of course the condition of the disc in question.

The better the condition of the disc and decent optical drive, the less chance of errors. You can also look at EAC. Although it is a windows program, it should run under WINE and as far as I'm concerned, does a very good job of accurately ripping tracks, hence that is it's entire purpose.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 01:25 AM   #17
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I read about RubyRipper as mentioned by Dugan above and was impressed by its techniques of avoiding errors, is ALAC better than that?
I think you misunderstood. Rubyripper's error correcting is for the process of getting the audio off the CD. Converting it to a compressed format is another step entirely. You would use Rubyripper to rip to ALAC format.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 08:56 AM   #18
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I some how doubt that Ipod did something to the song, otherwise why would the same song sound nasty on the Ipod?
That means that you don't think the iPod did anything to the song. Is that what you meant?

Ogg Vorbis sounds much better than MP3 for the same bitrate, but I don't know if the iPod can play it.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 09:12 AM   #19
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That means that you don't think the iPod did anything to the song. Is that what you meant?
I DO think that IPod did something to the song...

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Ogg Vorbis sounds much better than MP3 for the same bitrate, but I don't know if the iPod can play it.
http://www.apple.com/ipodnano/specs.html
 
Old 02-02-2011, 09:15 AM   #20
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I DO think that IPod did something to the song...
OK.

When you say you doubt something it means you think it's not true.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 10:37 AM   #21
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When you say you doubt something it means you think it's not true.
I've noticed that it's very common for people in India to say "doubt" when they mean "question." I have some question as to why this mistake is so prevalent.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 10:42 AM   #22
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I've noticed that it's very common for people in India to say "doubt" when they mean "question." I have some question as to why this mistake is so prevalent.
I understand what you said, but I didn't mean question here, I meant that I had a doubt on the Ipod that it was doing something...! But still its true that students in India say "doubt" when they mean question, normally it happens with those who have not studied in a English medium school since childhood.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 01:51 PM   #23
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I understand what you said, but I didn't mean question here, I meant that I had a doubt on the Ipod that it was doing something...!
It looked like you doubted that the iPod did anything.
 
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I meant that I had a doubt on the Ipod that it was doing something...!
You suspected that the iPod did something to the audio.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 10:33 PM   #25
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I think you misunderstood. Rubyripper's error correcting is for the process of getting the audio off the CD. Converting it to a compressed format is another step entirely. You would use Rubyripper to rip to ALAC format.
I also do want the audio to get off the CD without errors. Why should I want them to be compressed? Do you mean to say the ALAC compresses the songs after ripping them, I have 8 GB space in my Ipod.

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You suspected that the iPod did something to the audio.
Thanks and feel free to point out my English faults WHERE EVER you see them. I love being corrected (without insults of course ).
 
Old 02-02-2011, 10:37 PM   #26
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Free dictionary says:
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doubt
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1. To be undecided or skeptical about:
2. To tend to disbelieve; distrust:
3. To regard as unlikely:
4. Archaic To suspect; fear.
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sus·pect
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1. To surmise to be true or probable;
2. To have doubts about;
3. To think (a person) guilty without proof:
Was I still wrong with that doubt word?
 
Old 02-03-2011, 01:30 AM   #27
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Was I still wrong with that doubt word?
In that particular sentence, yes. "I some how doubt that Ipod did something to the song" means that you think the iPod did not do anything to the song.

BTW, never look at any online dictionary other than m-w.com. And when you do check the dictionary, what you need to look at are the example sentences. Knowing a word's meaning is sufficient when you're reading. When you're writing, you need to know the contexts in which people expect to see it.

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Do you mean to say the ALAC compresses the songs after ripping them?
Yes. If you don't compress, then you have audio files in WAV format. Not MP3, not ALAC, WAV.

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Thanks Dugan, I looked up the Dict. you mentioned, it had some nice examples clarifying my doubts:
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1. I have always doubted the existence of life on other planets.
2. No one doubts that the mission will be a success.
3. I seriously doubt my parents will let me go.
4. “Do you think you can come tonight?” “I doubt it.”
5. She doubted his ability to succeed.
6. He said he could do it, but I couldn't help doubting him.
 
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Yes. If you don't compress, then you have audio files in WAV format. Not MP3, not ALAC, WAV.
Ipod supports WAV, so if I don't compress, the only thing giving me problem would be the space? and if I do compress, in ALAC, I may lose some quality? Am I right?

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Old 02-03-2011, 02:41 AM   #30
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if I do compress, in ALAC, I may lose some quality? Am I right?
If it's lossless (ALAC/FLAC), then that means that there's no information "lost" in the compression, i.e. the original information can be restored exactly from the compressed information. All the decoder is doing is uncompressing the information to the exact original in real-time(?). So no, you won't hear any quality loss; it'll be crystal-clear.
 
  


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