Take a newspaper sheet (this is your wave file), now squash into a ball (this is mp3), now open backup again to a full sheet (this is wave again, but you will notice it is not as good as before you squashed it).
ok, think im getting the picture here(though i was always told mp3's do give a lot of loss, (unlike FLAC)
not that i need mp3's, as dont use a player for them, and on the computer, with the low cost of HDs in the TB range, space is not an issue
though i was always told mp3's do give a lot of loss, (unlike FLAC)
thanks dhromed, i thought it may have been something like that, the computer knows there should be something there but cant find it, so reserves space fir it.