FLAC -> m4v file size reduction

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koen
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FLAC -> m4v file size reduction

Post by koen » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:02 pm

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I used Max to convert some FLAC files to m4v so I can play them through iTunes and on my iPod. I noticed that the size of the files was decreased significantly, sometimes even in half. I set the quality for the conversion to 'maximum' and the highest bitrate. My understanding is that both FLAC and m4v are lossless, so I didn't think that there would be so much file size reduction. Is this expected, maybe I should not have used m4v for a true Apple lossless format that works in iTunes and iPod?

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Re: FLAC -> m4v file size reduction

Post by sbooth » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:26 pm

m4v is usually reserved for video formats. If you want to convert to ALAC, it will usually be in a m4a or caf container.

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