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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey guys a quick question for all techies in here

Can MP3 be converted to FLAC ?

just wondered how (since FLAC is new compared to MP3) we come about FLAC files when they obviously originally lived in an MP3 format

Do they have to be WAV files before they can be then formatted to FLAC ?

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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why would you want to convert mp3 to flac?

MP3 is a lossy format, FLAC is not.

You would want to convert a wav file from to FLAC.

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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was under the impression FLAC wasbetter quality than MP3 ?


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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 14:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, but since MP3 discards a lot of data, thus MAKING it crap, FLAC can not recover that data.

Only a lossless source, such as WAVE (.wav NOT sourced from MP3, WMA or whatever) can be converted to FLAC sensibly.


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Posted: 19 Jan 07, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah thanks for the info


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