Digital Audio


I get many questions on my tools for handling digital audio. The information on this page should provide some answers.

I have eliminated all media handling for my audio reproduction. I had originally ripped all of my CD's with Exact Audio Copy (EAC) into a lossless compressed audio format called FLAC. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. I had intended to use Sonos players to stream my music library to my home theater. Over time I ended up using Apple TVs to stream my music library. I had to convert all my FLAC files to Apple Lossless Compression (ALAC) (m4a) format. I now use Apple's iTunes SW on my MacBook to rip/encode my CDs and for library management. I used Max from sbooth.org on my Mac to convert FLAC files to ALAC .m4a files.

For those of you still on a Windows environment, Hydrogen Audio has many good tutorials on how to set up EAC for use with FLAC and how to get the best audio extraction results.