Hi,\n\nNow that I have a complete setup with a 24-bit audio interface, studio\nmonitors, etc, I have taken a greater interest in HDCD technology\n([URL="http://www.hdcd.com"]www.hdcd.com[/URL]) because it allows up to 20-bit quality on a CD that is also\n16-bit backward compatible. Since Windows Media Player 9 on WinXP supports\nHDCD playback, I was recently listening to a few CD's I have that are HDCD.\nI could hear the difference in quality and that's great. Unfortunately,\nhowever, once you "copy from cd" in WMP9 and play back the WMA files, they\nno longer get decoded as HDCD, even when Windows Media Lossless has been\nselected as the compression codec. What I would like to see is the ability\nto encode an HDCD to the 24-bit Windows Media Audio Pro codec. Basically\nwhat would happen is that WMP would decode the HDCD to it's 20-bits and then\nthose 20-bits would be encoded in a 24-bit WMA Pro file. That way playback\nfrom the hard drive would be at HDCD quality instead of 16-bit only.\n\nJust curious if anyone else thought about this. I might submit this as a\nwish list item to Microsoft.\n\nRegards.