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Does mp3 convert to WAV losslessly?, Title is the question
Gainless
post Mar 28 2012, 20:38
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I just wondered if this the case, because actually the Mp3 format is using a lot of of overdrives which is not possible in a WAV file. So if I e.g. make an audio CD with some Mp3's, will they remain exactly the same or will they differ from what an audio player would decode?
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frenzic
post Apr 8 2012, 03:35
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to the op

the fraunhofer institute has something called mp3hd specs:

* mp3HD is a lossless audio codec (100% bit-exact replica of CD tracks)
* Backward compatible to mp3
* File extension .mp3
* Bitrates for music approximately 500 to 900 kbit/s rates (similar to other lossless codecs), depending on genre
* Embedded mp3 track and the mp3HD file share the same id3 metadata

http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/bf/amm/pro...iocodecs/mp3hd/

so yeah. Edit: But only if you use that particular fraunhofer codec.

You can get the tools here:
http://www.all4mp3.com/tools/mp3HD-tools.php

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