MacVoices #16073: The Pros, Cons and Logistics of Building a Lossless iTunes Library with Kirk McElhearn

Kirk McElhearn, aka “The iTunes Guy”, delivers a Master Class discussion on creating or upgrading your iTunes library with lossless files. Kirk starts with the basics of understanding compression and encoding, throws in some practical considerations, and guides you to making your best choice to have the highest quality music in your collection. It should be a simple matter, but there are many variables, not the least of which are iCloud Music Library, iTunes Match and storage space on your iDevice. If you are interested in high quality music, you will get all your answers here.

Today’s MacVoices is sponsored by ProXPN. Protect your Internet by Securing Your Connection, and get up to 50% off with the offer code “VOICES”.

http://ProXPN.comand by

Smile, the makers of PDFpen 7 and PDFpenPro 7, PDFpen for iPad, PDFpen for iPhone, PDFpen Scan+, as well as TextExpander for Mac, TextExpander touch and DiscLabel. Great software to help you get more done.

Show Notes:

Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he’s doing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Subscribe to the show:

iTunes: – Audio in iTunes Video in iTunes  – HD Video in iTunes

Subscribe manually via iTunes or any podcatcher:

– Audio:
– Video:



How To: Convert Audio Files to Any Format by Kirk McElhearn on Kirksville

XLD Lossless Audio Converter

Can You Really Tell the Difference Between Music at Different Bit Rates?  by Kirk McElhearn on Kirksville

ABXTester – app to do comparison listening

Here’s How Messed Up Apple Music Metadata Is  by Kirk McElhearn on Kirksville

Almost Famous (Extended Version) on Amazon

How Hi-Fi Magazines Write about Cables, Part 17: Hard Disks  – by Kirk McElhearn on Kirksville

Kirk’s iTunes Forum