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24-bit ALAC - much larger filesize than FLAC?
steveh7
post Feb 26 2009, 02:55
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Hi all,

I've just noticed that 24-bit FLAC files converted to ALAC are significantly larger than the original FLAC files, and not much smaller than WAV.
Regular 16-bit files have negligible difference.

Is this normal? Is it the same for you?

Eg:

Original FLAC - 34.1 MB

FLAC to ALAC using XLD - 64.5 MB

FLAC to WAV using XLD - 77.3 MB
WAV to ALAC using iTunes - 64.5 MB

ALAC to FLAC using XLD - 38.9 MB
WAV to FLAC using XLD - 38.9 MB

Cheers
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