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What is AIFF on CD audio on Mac OS X?


When you insert CD into your Mac, you can see in "Finder" AIFF files on the CD.

CD - AIFF Mac OS X - AIFF/sowt

It's non usual AIFF. And some AIFF compatible software can’t open it. It’s special format of AIFF named as AIFF/sowt or AIFF-C/sowt (more correct).

Distinguish between AIFF and AIFF/sowt in order of bytes of sample audio. Order bytes into AIFF/sowt like to WAV PCM.

All other these formats is same.

May be you hear that AIFF-C is lossy audio file format group. But AIFF-C/sowt is lossless.

AIFF-C/sowt has same to AIFF-C file header, but it is format compatible with Microsoft WAV PCM. That format used for storing audio data into CD.


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Where is the Limit of Audio Quality?

I read many endless discussions about audio equipment: cables, lossless vs. lossy, compression algorithms, jitter, ultrasound, playback files from different places of hard disk, power conditioners, etc.

I suppose, reason of the discussions is small perceived sound difference, that is not obvious for everybody, or no difference.

It is the end of high-end?

Below I want to discuss: can we get sound improvement, obvious for almost everyone, in future audio equipment?

New AuI ConverteR 48x44 v.6.4.7. ISO's Album Catalog Number

Released new studio audio converter AuI ConverteR 48x44 v. 6.4.7 CD ripper, ISO, DFF, DSF, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC. Album catalog number is extracted from ISO and stored into metadata of converted files.

How to Convert with Downmix 5.1 to stereo


Music stuff conversion with downmix 5.1 to stereo used to playback multichannel audio files at stereo systems.

At portable audio players and mobile phones stereo headphones are used to music listening. Conversion 5.1 records to stereo allow to reduce music file size to place at limited space of disk drive of portable audio player or other device.


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