New lossless codec comparison (Jan '13) Reply #25 – 2013-04-05 23:44:29 Quote from: spicymeatball77 on 2013-04-05 20:13:43I transcoded my FLACs from -8 to -5 and there was *very* little size increase. This will likely help out my battery life at a tiny size cost. Thanks for the input guys.saratoga can probably speak as to the specifics of that player, but on Porta Player devices the difference in decode speed would equal ZERO, not a little, but zero power savings as the CPU doesn't clock lower than 30Mhz. Whereas the size difference would equal (probably insignificant but) real power consumption differences due to increased storage access. Flash obviously cuts the power consumption of storage access down vs spinning rust, but the number is real.