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    FLAC lossless audio

    i've recently been re-ripping my entire collection into FLAC format. i've got media player to play them and read the tags

    is it possible to have MI play them too?

    wanna go lossless in the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBeast
    i've recently been re-ripping my entire collection into FLAC format. i've got media player to play them and read the tags

    is it possible to have MI play them too?

    wanna go lossless in the car
    Ive never heard of FLAC format. For the time being Im going to be keeping it opening generally standard formats. If I get alot of requests for it, I will probably add it.
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    Just curious - do you really think you'll be able to tell the difference between a lossless track and a compressed one in the car, with all the ambient noise? It doesn't seem likely, unless your Golf has three inches of insulation everywhere.

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    i know what you're saying.
    i'll have to test it out with media player in the car i guess

    i think any upgrade in sound that can be had for no cost/disadvantage is a good thing

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    Oh and red, FLAC is Free Lossless Audio Codec. means you can rip your cds without losing quality (unlike any bit rate of mp3) but the files are a chunk smaller than wav files and they can be tagged

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBeast
    Oh and red, FLAC is Free Lossless Audio Codec. means you can rip your cds without losing quality (unlike any bit rate of mp3) but the files are a chunk smaller than wav files and they can be tagged
    Yes I did some research on it and also at my favorite music download site, they have the option to download in Lossless Audio, and in the following codecs: Monkey's Audio Lossless, OptimFROG Lossless, FLAC Lossless, PCM Wave, and WMA 9 Lossless. Where the mp3 is only 3-5 megs, the lossless is 25-35 megs per song. I dont know about you, but I have around 150 albums on my carputer, so if they were all in Lossless, it would calculate to around 360 megs or so per album on the average. Where right now all my albums are around 80 megs per album. Honestly I cant tell the difference between the quality of my mp3's versus lets say XM audio or a Music CD. I do notice that the bass seams to be a bit deaper on the XM, but thats about it. I would stick with Mp3 or even Mp4 to save on space.
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    thas cool, its all each to their own

    hopefully soon i'll be getting a nice big drive for my home pc and i'll have the spare drives necessary to put my 100+ albums in the car lossless. although i will give it a test in the car while driving before copying all that music across
    which means it wouldn't cost me any extra or inconvenience me to have better quality music. thats all

    how does MI use MP? i thought cos i can get MP to play them and read tags that MI would be able to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBeast
    thas cool, its all each to their own

    hopefully soon i'll be getting a nice big drive for my home pc and i'll have the spare drives necessary to put my 100+ albums in the car lossless. although i will give it a test in the car while driving before copying all that music across
    which means it wouldn't cost me any extra or inconvenience me to have better quality music. thats all

    how does MI use MP? i thought cos i can get MP to play them and read tags that MI would be able to?
    MI can play anything that Media Player can play, but the filelist is set to only read certain file types. This is actually more complicated than it sounds, because the file list that the user sees is actually just a remote list for a hidden system file list which is then set to see certain file types. Then when you click on the filelist that you can see, it transfers that selection to the hidden filelist and then depending on the file extension it knows what icon to give it and what to do with it.
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    english? lol

    ok. i'll stick with mp3 until you decide to add FLAC compatibility

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    I second the motion for FLAC. Flac is what we use when using the spidf out on our epia's because we're getting digital sound...lossless formats sound incredibly detailed and much crisper.
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