Lossless Editing

This feature of Rogue Amoeba’s Fission makes me happy:

Fission, however, losslessly edits audio files in its native formats (AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, and AIFF). When editing a file in these formats with Fission, the resultant file will have no quality loss from the original file. Using Fission and saving losslessly means you’ll never have to worry about losing quality when you edit your audio.

I don’t know the science behind it, but I’m happy it’s there.

I started using Fission to take mix tapes from Soundcloud and enhanced podcasts, split them up, and save each split as a track so I can listen to them in iTunes. The problem with that is deciding where each marker needs to go if the file isn’t already marked (which it almost never is).

Last time I split up an enhanced podcast it was for Songs to Get Killed in the Woods to. Would have been great if Fission could see where the chapters start and use those as markers, then save each audio file as a new file. Would make it way easier for saving these podcasts for later and putting them in iTunes as a playlist (or mix album).

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