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Posted by LagunaSol on 10-27-2003 07:13 AM:

It wouldn't be any different than creating an audio CD and re-ripping it, but when you do that you lose quality too. Like generational loss on a copy machine, in a way. When you encode the original source in AAC, its compression scheme shrinks the size of the music file down by removing data (obviously). By creating a CD from that AAC file you don't gain any of that lost data back, you just put it in a format you can play on a regular CD player. Then you go from there to MP3, which has its own compression scheme, different from AAC, so it subsequently shrinks the file by removing additional data (in a different way than AAC). So the resulting MP3 does not have the same level of quality as the original AAC file. Going from format to format to format like that "dirties the water" as it were.

Some people may say they can't tell a difference in quality, but the loss in quality is definitely there.

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