Download formats explained...
Plushmusic packages are simple to download and include both audio and video files, unless stated. This great offer enables you to enjoy the music you buy both on screen, and through your stereo or portable device.
Video files play on both Mac and Windows, using Quicktime (download for free here) and iTunes.
Audio files come in three types:
- MP3 files are widely recognised and play on virtually all platforms
- FLAC files play in Winamp and foobar, and, unlike MP3s, are exactly the same quality as a CD.
- Apple Lossless files play in iTunes and on iPods, and are also identical quality to CDs.
Some releases also include a 24 bit version of the audio files, where stated. These sound even better than CD and should be played back through specialised computer equipment. You can read more about 24 bit audio here.