What Format Should I Rip To? Basics
- WAV (uncompressed, large file sizes, about 1442 kbps bitrate)
- FLAC (lossless codec, about 60% compression)
- Apple Lossless (about 40% compression)
- APE (proprietary format)
I've compared WAV vs. Apple Lossless, and need more time to decide whether there is a difference. I am ripping most of my files to WAV using iTunes, figuring that I can always convert to a compressed file format when I need to. Besides, storage is cheap. More on file formats later as time permits.