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Quick question: I just got my Beach Boys Smiley Smile cd with the mono/stereo mixes. I've ripped it with XLD and the mono tracks are the same size and bitrate as the stereo tracks. I thought they'd be around half that.
Is that correct?
Wouldn't it be nice (Mono) FLAC = 10.1 MB (10,632,345 bytes)
Wouldn't it be nice (Stereo) FLAC = 16.3 MB (17,137,514 bytes)
Location: Nergenshuizen, NL
If it was mono so single channel it would be half size indeed.
But you canít have 1 channel audio on a CD.
Hence you get dual mono
Using XLD. Does anyone here know how to replace an old, low bit rate rip in iTunes with a new, lossless rip by actually replacing the file, but maintaining old play counts and such?
I've just started to look at this little project, the software recommended in the OP is windows only as far as I can tell. I've had a go using Toast, but when its copied/converted it list the tracks alphabeticaly without track numbers, any sugestions for mac based ripping?
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