Encoder Clipping 2019-12-05 13:34:35 Hello everyone!I'm new to the place, so please excuse me for the lengthy introduction, I just wanna preface this I got a new pair of decent bookshelf speakers after a lifetime of PC speakers, and thus I can now definitely discern the difference between good and bad audio quality. On PC speakers, it was either bad, or really bad Anyways, I'm currently ripping some of my older CDs and I have to mention here that I wouldn't call myself an audiophile.If I had infinite hard drive space, sure, I'd rip everything to FLAC and be done with all this, but I don't have infinite space, so for now I still value convenience over total accuracy. With my current setup (and my current ears), I can't tell the difference between high quality MP3s/AACs/OGGs and FLAC to be honest with you. Some of the albums I really I keep on FLAC, and everything else I do LAME V0.Now, here comes the interesting part. When I rip an album to FLAC (or any other lossless encoder anyway), everything's looking fine and dandy in Audacity.If I rip the same album using LAME (or any other lossy encoder), Audacity shows a lot of clipping.So I wanted to ask. As a non-audiophile, (but also as person who doesn't want to listen to broken audio), is this something that I should care about? Is it just Audacity that displays it so ominously? Or is it actual, audible clipping? Do losssy encoders simply behave like that? Do I have to do something to avoid this from now, or do I just leave everything as it is?I realize this must have been discussed in length here before, but searching the ol' archives is pretty nasty, I didn't even know how to look up this specific matter, so I apologize if this is the millionth time this is being explained here.Thank you for any help!