I used cdparanoia to rip my entire CD collection in order to make the
music available from a home music server. I was thinking I was making
lossless (identical copies) of the CDs. It was a big job.
Then, I ran into a couple of old files that I'd ripped of some of the
same CDs using iTunes - and the files from iTunes were *much better*,
even to my poor hearing.
Was it just the parameters and/or codec I was using?
Default audio parameters in all cases.
I don't have an apple or even a windows box, just linux. Also, I
think the job is much easier when done from the command line.
How can I get iTunes quality using open software. Naturally, the
goal would also be to have equivalent compression efficiency to
iTunes, as well as equivalent tonal quality.