Discuss Max, an open source CD audio extractor and audio converter.
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I am currently ripping CDs as both MP3s and M4As. As expected, the Apple Lossless files are much bigger than the MP3 files. What I am curious about though is that once a track is done ripping and the encoder window comes up, the M4As encode much faster than the MP3s. I would have thought it would be the other way around. This is just out of curiosity, but does anyone know why?
Because its a much more complex algorithm. Since the MP3 encoder have to analyze the audio stream to find out which parts to "drop out". After all its a lossy codec.
Ah. 10-4. Makes sense. Thanks.