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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

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post Apr 12 2012, 09:47
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If the discs are from the same pressing, and if both rips are accurate, the difference is probably due to the different reading offsets.

Check http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/...fset-questions/ for an explanation.

You can use EAC's wav compare feature to check if just the offsets are to blame, or if there are other difference between the files.
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