Why’s FLAC ‘the’ lossless codec? Is it future-proof(able)? Comparisons Reply #100 – 2012-06-27 12:20:36 Quote from: JJZolx on 2012-06-25 19:43:03Thirty years from now there will be little reason to compress files as small as those used for audio. Network speeds and storage device capacity will dwarf what currently exists. It would be like bothering to compress an 80k spreadsheet today.Compressing spreadsheets makes more sense than most things because you can have a high percentage of empty cells.