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"Fake" lossless file from artist's store?
post Sep 16 2012, 06:54
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Hi. I bought an ALAC-encoded album from an artists' official homepage a few days back. The file size was a bit smaller than I expected (and the "bitrate" displayed in foobar lower than 90% of my own lossless rips).

So, I checked the filed with this application called Audiochecker 2.0.

It reports the rip as being MP3s that have been transcoded into lossless format. I tried the same application on a lot of my own lossless rips, and it reports my own rips as "true" lossless rips.

Is there a way to confirm whether the album I bought really is a lossy to lossless transcode or not? I do not own the original CD, so I can't compare that way.
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post Sep 16 2012, 20:44
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In my case it was a night and day situation. But I can understand your point, it is true.
However, I would imagine that manufactured CDs follow a much more strict protocol to not have such sloppy processes like an online store.

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