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    quality of converting audiofiles wav>flac>wav


    holla,
    did i loose quality, if I convert a wav to flac for storage and if needed convert again the flac to wav (for audio editing - sony sound forge doesn't support flac)

    greetings
    marcus

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    Flac is lossless compression. You don't lose anything - not even a single bit.

    wav1 => flac => wav => flac => wav => flac => wav2
    wav1 is bit-by-bit the same as wav2

    wav1 => mp3 => wav => mp3 => wav => mp3 => wav => mp3 => wav2
    wav1 has nothing in comon with wav2 grin

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    yo, thanks for clearing this.
    i just was wondering about the compression levels of flac.

    greetings
    marcus

    ps: will be flac supported here in future?

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    http://flac.sourceforge.net
    has all the information you need about flac.

    http://flac.sourceforge.net/comparison.html
    has a lengthy comparison of flac with other compression schemes.

    About support: I'll have a look...

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    Bram
    About support: I'll have a look...

    done.
    freesound now supports flac.

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    wow, fast!
    thanks!

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