Why does 24/44.1 compress less than 16/44.1? 2010-04-15 02:14:09 Just out of curiosity...I have the Beatles 24 bit remaster set and re-encoded all of the files using FLAC 1.2.1 at the default compression level of 5. I also have a few of the 16 bit remasters compressed at the same level to compare them to.Compression levels of the 24 bit files generally range from 21% to 30%, with 25% being about the average. The 16 bit set ranges from about 36% to 52% compression, with the average around 45%.I was just wondering why FLAC is unable to achieve similar compression ratios with 24 bit material. Is it just the math that makes the larger sample size "less compressible" by nature?