Flac to wav

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  1. roo

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    Got some flac files & converted them to wavs to play on serato, anyone know if this affects the quality, I know a flac is basically a compressed wav, so just assumed it was uncompressing them, but was unsure. Help please!
     
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    Shouldn't do, wavs are toppa toppa for sound quality.
     
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    it wouldnt effect the quality, but the flac files you got would of lost a bit of quality when they were compressed, dnt think its an audible loss though.
     
  4. roo

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    I know wavs are top dolla, but flac are cheaper, so is it worth buying a flac & converting it, or spending 20p more to get a wav. Do I lose anything in the conversion?
     
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    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    Oh, and to answer your question. You can only compress, you can't 'uncompress. '

    A 320mp3 will never be a wav again - just the same as a flac will never be a wav again.

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    You lost respect for me years ago, what's new?
     
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    flac is a lossless codec, you may as well buy the flac files you aren't losing out on any quality vs .wav
     
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    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    Think the problem is that Serato doesn't support Flac...
     
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    you can convert flac to wav and back milion times without any data loss
     
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    Always presumed there was some kind of loss due to the file size. But just reading about it on wiki and it appears not?

    So why the fuck isn't everybody using flac?
     
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    I was thinking about it too,most people dont know anything about music formats and have poor audio. they cant find difference between wav or 64kbps mp3 from youtube.Why would they use flac when you can get more crap into your ipod with mp3? I love flac,its very hard to find difference between flac and wav ( same freqency range,only smaller bit rate )... mp3 format can be easly recognized becose of its poor freqency range ( 20-16.000hz compared to 0-24.000hz wav ) It is only matter of time before flac take over mp3...