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You heard me, .flac v.s. .wma lossless. Is there any difference? I mean lossless is lossless right?

I have a zune hd and would like to use wma for it.
Would i be safe to change all my flac over to wma?
What is bigger flac or wma?
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FLAC is a compressed loss less format.
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Originally Posted by Angmaar View Post
FLAC is a compressed loss less format.
As is WMA lossless. I used to have a zune, and i thought it souded pretty darn good when paired with decent earphones. Go for it.

EDIT: Sounds like a good explanation
Edited by Drewgy - 10/25/09 at 5:37pm
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You heard me, .flac v.s. .wma lossless. Is there any difference? I mean lossless is lossless right?

I have a zune hd and would like to use wma for it.
Would i be safe to change all my flac over to wma?
What is bigger flac or wma?
I believe that FLAC has a slightly smaller file size. Lossless is lossless, there is no quality difference between two lossless formats.
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average FLAC size for a song is like 7-8MB. For WMA Lossless its like 40MB.
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40mb????? Wow. Im also finding the encoding process to be a pain.
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post #7 of 26
I believe rather than WMA you're meaning WAV. WAV is lossless like FLAC. WMA is windows media audio... unless you're meaning WMA lossless which is something else I believe...
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post #8 of 26
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ok so the encoder in just stops at 100% and does not finish. Im using EAC does anyone have any idea?
edit: Yea i mean WMA lossless WMA9 i think its called
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post #9 of 26
I always ripped the cd's with windows media player straight to WMA lossless.

I like WMA because it's compatible with more things.
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post #10 of 26
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Has anyone used EAC to rip to WMA? B/c i have tried many ways and cannot get it to work.

Most ways will just not encode the wav's and leave them there. others will try to encode it and just stop at the end.
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