Hear Me Discuss Creating a Lossless iTunes Library

Chuck Joiner, who produces the MacVoices podcast, invited me for an hour-long discussion about lossless audio and iTunes. Chuck had a number of questions about his own iTunes library and whether it was worth spending time to re-rip his CDs in lossless format. So I walked him through the pros and cons, discussing the difference between lossless and lossy compression, explained how iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library work with lossless files, and gave Chuck some tips on syncing.

If you’ve ever wondered about lossless audio and iTunes, you should listen to (and watch) this podcast. Maybe twice. And take notes. Because I cover a lot, and I cover a lot of persnickety details.