Archive for June 8, 2004

Tuesday, June 8, 2004


Jason Snell:

iTunes does the heavy lifting. When iTunes plays back standard audio content (AAC, MP3, audiobooks, music streams), it decompresses those file formats and creates what’s essentially a raw, uncompressed audio stream. That stream is compressed on the fly using Apple’s Lossless Compression, encrypted, and sent to the AirPort Express. AirPort Express decrypts the stream, decodes it, and outputs it…