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Apple could offer iTMS music in Apple Lossless format

All the music you buy from the iTunes Music Store is in AAC format, a revision or evolution of the MP3 format that provides some improvements in sound compression and resolution over it. However, music producers have received this week the new version of iTunes producer , the software used by music companies to encode music for the iTMS, and apparently Apple has warned them that music can now also be converted to the Apple Lossless format.

AppleInsiderMás información However, this format takes up more space than MP3 or AAC.

Apple could offer iTMS music in Apple Lossless format
Apple could offer iTMS music in Apple Lossless format

Advantages of the system:

* Quite fast decoding (for example, on the iPod it uses less battery because it is a process that requires less computing power from the processor<)* Support for {streaming<)* Support for multi-channel audio and high resolutions.

Disadvantages:

* It's closed source* Limited software support (<almost only Apple software and some programs that use reverse engineering to achieve decoding<})* Compression efficiency is still very much improved

However, producers can still choose which format to use with their records, and it should be noted that this has not been officially confirmed by the company...

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