Doesn't really matter, it just depends on what format you need, for instance I think ALAC will play on iPods but not FLAC. Anyway, they are both lossless so you can convert between the 2 later if you need without losing quality.ALAC vs FLAC - which one is the better to pick up or is it just a matter of convenience?
HD Tracks = High Definition tracks ? Haha, these 24 bit audio files have more depth in them. CD's and most audio files around the interwebs come in 16 bit. Think of these 'bit' numbers as colour pencils. I have more choice of colours with 24 bit compared to 16 bit. The common mp3 doesn't come in 24 bit. So I'll have a wider and more dynamic spectrum of colours if I painted with 24 bit. FLAC versions are available in 24 bit format too! (Vinyl is the best quality as it's analog and not digitalized)What the hell are HD tracks? Are they better than FLAC format? Do you even hear any differences with an average sound system?
Where did you buy the albums from??? Dolby Pro Logic is sh*t, so I'm curious to hear what proper 5.1 mixes sound likei have all the cds from coldplay in 5.1 but they are upmixes, the same quality but someone split it into different channels to make it sound like surround, then i have some tracks of coldplay in 5.1 made from some multitracks songs and also a 5.1 dvda of parachutes made from a vinyl(really good).
Coldplay is not too much into hd music that why most of the hq music you will find on the internet from coldplay will be made by fans, so having coldplay released Ghost stories in 24bit is a miracle
It used to be - nowadays vynil records from the same digital master along with CD/mp3/ACC, so the only difference is your setup.(Vinyl is the best quality as it's analog and not digitalized)