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Rip a Music CD With Pristine Fidelity
If the thought of losing any music quality makes you squirm, use a lossless format to copy CDs to your PC and music player.
During compression, MP3s and other condensed files lose some clarity.
In iTunes, you'll want to use the Apple Lossless codec: First choose Edit, Preferences, click the Advanced tab, and click the Importing tab. Then choose Apple Lossless Encoder from the pop-up menu, and click OK. Henceforth, all of your CD imports will be copied in Apple Lossless format, and they'll sound as crisp as they did the moment they were mastered.
In Windows Media Player, the appropriate codec to use is Windows Media Audio Lossless. To specify this format, right-click the Rip tab and choose More Options. Then change the selected entry in the