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Shufflehacks reader Brian inquired:
I have a request, if you want to post it on your blog? To see if anyone can hack the Shuffle to play Lossless. Best audio codec + Best sounding ipod + Smallest carry = Shuffle.
To which I replied:
How many songs would the shuffle hold then? How big are lossless files? With only 512MB or 1GB i wonder how many you could hold?
To which he replied:
Figure 20-ish songs for the 512 and 40-ish for the 1. Lossless is big, but the best audio quality. It's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.
Then I it hit me... why should I worry about the "reason" someone want to do a particular hack? Hacks are often done simply because they can be!
So the challenge is on to figure out how to play Apple Lossless on the iPod shuffle for poor Brian. If you have any information about this please post it in the comments for this entry.