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Does The Transcoding Software Affect The Codec Conversion?

Just wondering, do different audio conversion softwares convert the audio to a different format (say FLAC to ALAC) differently/ do they introduce any noise or artifacts?

Does The Transcoding Software Affect The Codec Conversion?

Reply #1
Lossless encoders encode the files losslessly by definition. The decoded file will be bit-identical to the source.
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Does The Transcoding Software Affect The Codec Conversion?

Reply #2
For lossy encoders the software definitely matters, as do the quality settings, because lossy codecs do add noise, artifacts / throw away information. Transcoding will always result in loss of information, even if you use the same encoder.
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