I use itunes as the library manager for a wifi’ed Squeezebox and am interested in exploring hi-res music played though this system. (I realize that the SB will not digitally out the hi-res files and a DAC capable of managing 24/96+ res is necessary; but these are secondary issues for now). Rather, I would like to know how itunes best handles hi-res files.
VIA DOWNLOAD: Where I can best download hi-res files for iTunes? It seems that HD Tracks only downloads to FLAC, which is not itunes supported.
VIA DVD-R: Do you have experience ripping a Reference Recording HRx DVD-R or other hi-res disc to itunes? Would the format be Apple lossless, WAV or something else? Will the material be maintained perfectly? Is SACD compatible with itunes?
Finally, how does wifi handle hi-res files. I have had absolutely no trouble with my normal files but am not sure if increasing the data flow will have any impact. Wifi is an excellent and inexpensive way to avoid the serious issue of noise common with PC based music servers raised by Robert Harley in the most recent TAS.