Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Thanks to Tru (what up homie?) from the shout-box, I just realized that when I posted those .FLAC rips of Live From the Harris County Jail and the "Pocket Full of Stones" single, I never bothered to explain what the .FLAC format actually is and what it does. My mistake there, people.
Basically, it's a form of audio compression, sort of like a .mp3, but with no loss in audio quality. For example, that .FLAC rip I posted of Live From the Harris County Jail is essentially the same as if you were listening to the actual CD. You can read more about the format here, if you're so inclined. They probably can explain it better than I can.
Be warned though: due to their nature .FLAC files are much bigger than what I typically post here and downloading them might take awhile, depending on how fast your Internet connection is. As a result, I won't make a habit of posting lossless rips all of the time; it will be reserved for things like hard-to-find 12" singles or special cases like Live From the Harris County Jail.