I originally only mentioned all this incase it was something overlooked or not thought of that could be easily implemented.
It’s not that much extra work to create AAC files for clients using the Sonnox Pro-Codec from the source MFiT WAV files that will be submitted to the distributor/aggregator. If the source WAV files are properly and thoroughly tagged with ID3 metadata from Wavelab, it’s pretty quick to translate that metadata to the encoded AAC files using the Sonnox Pro-Codec, and just add artwork. I was only looking to save a step if possible.
Only recently did I notice that the AAC encoding Wavelab does isn’t the exact iTunes+ AAC.
I have some clients that like to submit 24-bit/96k WAV files for MFiT releases, and then they want me provide exact replica files of what users will get from the iTunes Store for them to proof. Sonnox Pro-Codec can do this, but with Wavelab, the sample rate conversion is not the same.
Not a huge deal to me, just an inquiry.
My only other question is if Wavelab could add ability to tag AAC files as gapless. I notice mp3 files do not support this but AAC files do have a gapless playback field.