Transcoding MP3 to FLAC 2006-08-24 05:29:18 This question comes up because I have recently bought a very nice, IMO, little media player that is unfortunately having difficulty with MP3 licensing issues, and will likely have MP3 support removed in future firmware upgrades. (Meizu M6 miniPlayer, to answer your question. ) On the upside, it will support FLAC in the next FW upgrade, and already supports Ogg.So, yes, I can not upgrade the firmware, and keep my MP3 support, but I would miss out on enhancements/bug fixes.What I'm wondering is if I can transcode MP3s to FLAC, and keep the sound quality of the MP3, while not having much impact on file size. Transcoding to another "lossy" format would degrade it, while going to FLAC or another lossless would preserve all the information present in the MP3, in my understanding.I did do a search of the forum, admittedly brief, and came up with nothing on point, which didn't greatly suprise me. As I'm basically a lazy person, instead of digging into the inter-web and doing the research myself, I will ask you kind folk for your help and guidance, as I suspect some one or more of you will have the knowledge I seek, or can point me at a web site that has it.So, in order:1. Is MP3 -> FLAC transcoding possible?2. Will the audio information present in the MP3 be preserved, while not greatly changing file size?3. How best to do the transcoding?4. Any seroius drawbacks?5. Any other options you see for me?Many thanks to all who bother to read, much less answer.