Lossless means bit-for-bit exact, so it must be a psychological effect. (Like a PNG is a perfect lossless image reproduction, even though compressed in filesize. Or like a zip for that matter.) Do you hear the same coloring when you rip to AIFF? (Audio listening tests tend to give different results when they're blind tests vs. when you know.)<br><br>You could use various software to compare the Lossless version to an original, and it would be able to tell you if any bits of data didn't match. But I'm sure that's been done by others, and if Apple lossless were not lossless we'd know by now. (I think Apple has a video codec that's NEAR lossless and they use some weasely phrase that they don't use for their Lossless audio. Like "perceptually lossless" or something.)<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net

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