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Anyone mention that FLAC is also lossy? There's a compression ratio of about 60% or similar. The only true lossless is WAV, iirc.
no it COMPRESSES like a ZIP file. MP3's TAKE AWAY.
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"Wav giveth, and Mp3 taketh away"
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I'm personally a big believer in 320kbps MP3s. I do hear the difference between MP3 and Lossless but I found 320kbps MP3 the best combination between sound quality and size

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I'm personally a big believer in 320kbps MP3s. I do hear the difference between MP3 and Lossless but I found 320kbps MP3 the best combination between sound quality and size

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If size is a defining factor, I wholly agree...now tell that to Jobs >_>
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Originally Posted by Shin2k35 View Post
Anyone mention that FLAC is also lossy? There's a compression ratio of about 60% or similar. The only true lossless is WAV, iirc.
LOL

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I'm personally a big believer in 320kbps MP3s. I do hear the difference between MP3 and Lossless but I found 320kbps MP3 the best combination between sound quality and size

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VBR ftw! If your a believer in quality AND size VBR is the way to go. The graphs speak for themselves. 320kbps is bloat, silence in music does not require 320kbps.
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This is what a 24 bit, 96khz wave file looks like for anybody that is interested:



The red arrows shows where a CD quality file (16 bit 44.1Khz) would cut off at, as a 16 bit environment only stores audio data up to around 22000hz. A 24 bit enviornment stores audio data up to around 48000hz. I ripped this file from a DVD-Audio disc of Once Upon A Time - Simple Minds.
That says it all right here, no need for words!!
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