Format of BBC Radio 4 .m4a files

Dave Liquorice allsorts at
Wed Sep 9 03:50:49 PDT 2015

On Wed, 09 Sep 2015 11:42:19 +0100, David Cantrell wrote:

>> get_iplayer could do with a FLAC/"Apple Lossless" output for maximum
>> quality.
> There's not much point, because only lossy recordings are available on 
> iPlayer.

As that stands correct but chaining lossy codecs is not a Good Idea. Each 
one will throw away different bits... more of problem at lower bit rates as 
more has to be thrown away to get the bit rate down.


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