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AIFF to FLAC: How much quality would I lose, if any ?
Aldem
post Apr 1 2013, 20:27
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I have some AIFF files, but I use FLAC as a standard normally, so i was wondering what the results of a conversion from AIFF to FLAC would be.

A disaster ? No differences ? A small loss ?

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julf
post Apr 1 2013, 20:33
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QUOTE (Aldem @ Apr 1 2013, 21:27) *
I have some AIFF files, but I use FLAC as a standard normally, so i was wondering what the results of a conversion from AIFF to FLAC would be.


No impact on the actual audio (both formats are lossless), but mapping of metadata / tags depends on what conversion program you use.
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post Apr 1 2013, 20:55
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What did you think the word lossless stands for?
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Porcus
post Apr 1 2013, 20:57
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QUOTE (julf @ Apr 1 2013, 20:33) *
No impact on the actual audio (both formats are lossless)


If the signal is one of the usual end-user delivery formats, yes (44.1 or 48 or multiples, 16 or 20 or 24 ...).

But the AIFF-C format (same file suffix) supports signals which FLAC does not, as far as I know.


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Aldem
post Apr 1 2013, 21:10
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QUOTE (db1989 @ Apr 1 2013, 15:55) *
What did you think the word lossless stands for?


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I know that, but I was also wondering some less evident stuff like Porcus mentionned.
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post Apr 1 2013, 21:16
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Why not take the initiative and test them with foobar2000's bit comparator rather than rely on speculative discussion?


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post Apr 1 2013, 21:20
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QUOTE (greynol @ Apr 1 2013, 16:16) *
Why not take the initiative and test them with foobar2000's bit comparator rather than rely on speculative discussion?


Because I didn't know such a thing existed. I will look into it, thank you.
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post Apr 1 2013, 21:22
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You're welcome.

http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_bitcompare

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