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ID3, and m4a export format Request

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asked May 17, 2016 in Studio One Feature Requests by chandlerbriggs (960 points)
Because WAV does not support ID3 and because MP3 is not a favorable export format and because Metadata stored is in the Project window: Please make it so metadata can get out. A good way to do this would be by adding .m4a Apple lossless export format. m.4a Apple lossless, is even considered a better format than WAV and if it would faithfully transfer the Metadata from Studio One.

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answered May 25, 2016 by damblack (1,160 points)
You could export .aiff files. Don't .aiff files support meta data?
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answered May 26, 2016 by chandlerbriggs (960 points)
Thank you damblack, In tests, no format is holding complete metadata, perhaps this is a bug that needs fixing. MP3 does the best, but MP3 is not the "best" quality format,. WAV (lossless) is better, and further it is accepted that Apple Lossless (M4A) is the best lossless format available right now. Furthermore have you noticed that S1 (Pro) will not import AIFF but will import MP3 and FLAC? Right now my workflow is FLAC in and WAV out. Then I am using "Master for iTunes", to convert to M4A and then import into iTunes to manage all metadata, even after entering all metadata into S1.