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  • Aldem
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AIFF to FLAC: How much quality would I lose, if any ?
I have some AIFF files, but I use FLAC as a standard normally, so i was wondering what the results of a conversion from AIFF to FLAC would be.

A disaster ? No differences ? A small loss ?

Thanks

Alan

  • julf
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Reply #1
I have some AIFF files, but I use FLAC as a standard normally, so i was wondering what the results of a conversion from AIFF to FLAC would be.


No impact on the actual audio (both formats are lossless), but mapping of metadata / tags depends on what conversion program you use.

  • db1989
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What did you think the word lossless stands for?

  • Porcus
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Reply #3
No impact on the actual audio (both formats are lossless)


If the signal is one of the usual end-user delivery formats, yes (44.1 or 48 or multiples, 16 or 20 or 24 ...).

But the AIFF-C format (same file suffix) supports signals which FLAC does not, as far as I know.

  • Aldem
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What did you think the word lossless stands for?


...

I know that, but I was also wondering some less evident stuff like Porcus mentionned.

  • greynol
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Reply #5
Why not take the initiative and test them with foobar2000's bit comparator rather than rely on speculative discussion?
13 February 2016: The world was blessed with the passing of a truly vile and wretched person.

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  • Aldem
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AIFF to FLAC: How much quality would I lose, if any ?
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Why not take the initiative and test them with foobar2000's bit comparator rather than rely on speculative discussion?


Because I didn't know such a thing existed. I will look into it, thank you.

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  • Last Edit: 01 April, 2013, 04:22:44 PM by greynol
13 February 2016: The world was blessed with the passing of a truly vile and wretched person.

Your eyes cannot hear.