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Does operating system matter for converting to MP3s?
fann4ples
post Sep 12 2012, 00:43
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Hi,

I've got a question regarding operating systems: I've been using Foobar and LAME on a Windows Vista to encode my FLAC files to MP3s...

Now would those MP3 files being produced on my Windows Vista computer be any different than if I had done it on Windows XP or 7? (Given that I am using the same versions of Foobar and LAME) Would they be exact copies (size/bits/samples/etc)?

Does the operating system have any influence on the conversion process? Or is that all the work of the program(Foobar and LAME)?

Thank you for your help!
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benski
post Sep 12 2012, 00:48
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Different processors might produce subtly different results because of compiler optimizations and the inexact nature of floating point. You might also run into subtle differences between 32-bit and 64-bit builds of LAME. These will not result in any audible quality differences, but there is no guarantee that two computers using the same version of LAME will create bit-identical files.

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