Flac vs. Apple Lossless from WAV 24Bit 96kHz 2007-03-15 12:14:40 Hi,first i have to say thank you for this great forum!I have tried some things regarding to compress lossless my complete collection of digitized records.I usual record them in 24Bit/96kHz WAV.So i tried to compress that to Apple Lossless and Flac using different sopftware. All on Apple macintosh: iTunes for Apple Lossless and Max 0.7 for FLAC5 + 8 and Apple Lossless as well.After compressing i decode again back to WAV and the i checked with the command lind diff command if the files differ: ALL DIFFER, THEY DIFFER FROM ORIGINAL AND FROM ALL OTHER FILES. Hm, really bad or better to say: not what i have expected...Then i tried to recode wav to wav the same way i decoded the files: same result.The md5 hashes give nearly the same result with one exception: encoded to Apple Lossless with Max 0.7, decoded with Quicktime (for decoding i used Quicktime, because this seems to be the only software where i get back 24Bit! /96kHz) and compared to the recoded wav from original wav have exactly the same md5 hash. Soe these 2 are really really the same.So is "diff" the wrong software to check that out?Please help me... Don't want to loose quality by converting.... Thank you!