I am interested in uploading music to various threads, but have a question about audio formats: If I upload a CD in its original full-quality format, I think the tracks would be in WAV (for the PC) or AIFF (for the Mac). Yet I never see those audio formats here, mostly FLAC, which I believe is the same quality. Why convert to FLAC instead of simply uploading the music as it is, WAV/AIFF?
If there IS a good reason, how do you convert files to FLAC? When I did a test upload to Megaupload I got no file format options at all (although a download link was created and did work!).