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FLAC>WAV vs WAV, not the same!, [Moderation: invalid comparison of CD rip to download]
post Apr 12 2012, 07:43
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somebody can really explain me this:

I do a test.

1. I have a original CD and I rip one song to WAV
2. I have the same song on FLAC download from the web... and convert to WAV

both are THE SAME!! pressings

I open the .wavs on adobe soundbooth and see the waveform, spectrum

I was think "ok both are the same, same size kb... so waveform will be the same"

BUT!!!!! surprise!

waveform are not!!!! the same

so its seem that yes!!! exist difference between rip to WAV and get a .flac and convert to WAV

so why people say "lossless is lossless" bla bla, if it the same why are different spectrum and waveform etc...???

the wav is better? or what happend here, see your self the diference is evident

wav from original CD

wav from the flac

please help

This post has been edited by umbilical: Apr 12 2012, 07:46
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post Apr 12 2012, 09:41
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This thread makes logic sad.

Edit: I should elaborate: It seems quite evident that the only reliable way to test a conjecture like this is for you to rip a track to a WAV file, convert that same file to FLAC and (optionally) back to WAV, and then compare the results; you’ll find the same identity between the two as everyone else does. It’s great that you’re being informed about the potential pitfalls of CD ripping in response, but the original reasoning doesn’t work at all.

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