Will the downloaded files be compatible with my Mac, PC and/or mobile device?

Brad Barrish -

Compatibility with your computer or mobile device will depend on the format of your downloaded file(s). MP3 is by far the most compatible format. When in doubt, use MP3, especially if the other formats are confusing or you haven't played them before.

All files are 100% DRM-free.

 

High Quality MP3 Files
Most MP3s available through Topspin are encoded at 320kbps, which is the highest possible bit rate for regular MP3s. You can play MP3s using applications such as Windows Media Player or iTunes, on Mac or PC computers. These files are also compatible with the vast majority of mobile devices such as iPhones, iPods, iPads and Android devices. You may safely download iTunes directly from Apple.

 

Apple Lossless
These files are lossless and as good or better than CD quality. They will play only in iTunes, on Macs or PCs. These files can also be played on any Apple mobile device such as an iPhone, iPod and iPad. These files are NOT compatible with Windows Media Player.

 

FLAC
These files are lossless and as good or better than CD quality. They will NOT play in Windows Media Player or iTunes without being converted. To play these files, you will need to use a program that supports FLAC format, such as VLC. You can download VLC using the direct links below:

 

VLC Player for Mac
VLC Player for PC

 

MP3HD
These files are a lossless format, but will also play in any MP3 player such as Windows Media Player or iTunes. To fully experience the lossless format, you will need to use a program that supports MP3HD.

 

Source
These files may be in a variety of formats, including Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF, or FLAC. Of these formats, Windows Media Player only supports WAV format. Apple Lossless, WAV and AIFF can be played in iTunes. As stated above, FLAC is not compatible with Windows Media Player or iTunes.

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