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Lossy from 24-bit Lossless

Will an AAC file, transcoded from a 24-bit FLAC file, be of better quality than the same song transcoded from a 16-bit FLAC file?


Lossy from 24-bit Lossless

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Actually that does help, thanks.

Lossy from 24-bit Lossless

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Will an AAC file, transcoded from a 24-bit FLAC file, be of better quality than the same song transcoded from a 16-bit FLAC file?



Unlikely in general, because the noise floors of music files are almost always established by the acoustical environment that the recording was made in.  And those noise floors are usually not much more than 65 dB down, which is what 13 bits?

16 bits has proven to be overkill for real world musical recordings.

I guess you could create a recording of all-synth music with a -144 dB noise floor, but that would be a pretty narrow musical diet, no?