If you are converting MP4/MP3 or other lossy to WAV, then you still 'lost' something. As the original data was not there to begin with, the conversion can't create something that's not there.Maybe i just had a bad run with it, though its doubtful as I am very picky regarding audio quality. I purchased over 500 songs over the years and always found the audio quality pretty poor, especially in the upper frequency spectrum. Maybe they are not using good "ripping" software to convert to the various formats.Or it could be their source material, though i doubt it as i have ended up buying the CD and noticed the lossiness of the itunes format.
Everytime you convert from one format to another you will lose something in the conversion ex MP4 to MP3 etc. Unless converting to WAV which is lossless.
These days i rip everything in WAV
No it's not - it's a browser - and was part of the reason for the MS 'monopoly' issues. Because it's MS own product, I can somewhat understand why it's 'everywhere' on the system - but then what does this say about MS products on a non-Windows machine? It's a product and as such, should follow the same 'rules' all other products do. Because it's so intertwined is why there are problems with other products and vendors. I don't think there are many apps that don't get inserted into the Registry but I do know that not many of them come out of it.Yep... McAfee and Norton are BAD too. I’d NEVER put either of those on one of my PC’s either.
Internet Explorer???... Kind of a different animal. It’s a little more understandable why it’s so tightly intertwined with Windows.
No need to replicate. The Algoriddm suite of products can read both local owned files AND Spotify songs and play either, so one could use Spotify to augment going forward. Just like there are apps (Traktor, Serato, VDJ,+) that can use SoundCloud Go for similar purposes. I expect most of the DJ apps will recognize 1 or more streaming services, just like some integrate with karaoke services and other music services like PulseLocker/Beatport.That sounds like a PIA. If I didn't already OWN (purchased) 24,000 tracks, I'd be tempted to go to Spotify.
But it's be a major time consuming effort to replicate as much of my library as possible....
That's funny.See... there’s the rub.... I have iTunes phobia, so I try never to use it if at all possible. I only have it installed on one of my many computers because it’s like an insidious virus, and worms it’s way too deeply into your computer’s registry and inner workings.
Back in the day, there were two things happening... Microsoft was out to DOMINATE the software marketplace. You can hate them for that, but honestly, shouldn’t that be the objective of every business???... I know if I invest in a business, I want them to have that same attitude.No it's not - it's a browser - and was part of the reason for the MS 'monopoly' issues. Because it's MS own product, I can somewhat understand why it's 'everywhere' on the system...
Not so Grasshopper... Most of the major ERP and HRIS systems are browser based. They don’t have to be exposed to the Web, but can be. There’s tons of other applications browser-based applications... Office 365, Google’s office productivity suite among others.The web is browser based. Not much else is.
Actually... the Microsoft Developer SDK included calls to IE and you could use the ability to scale, print, save, etc. from IE without having to write any code. What appears to be a Window is actually an instance of IE.Those apps are HTTP based .. not browser based. A browser is just another HTTP based app.
BUT .. the MP3/MP4 files ALREADY LOST information when created, so converting to .wav doesn't buy you anything. It's only when the source material (i.e. a CD) is of a higher resolution than the "norm" (mp3) that it might make sense to rip to .wav (or FLAC or AIFF .. both lossless as well).If you convert to WAV , their is no loss.
WAV does not use compression.