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[Sort of TOS #9] FLAC - drastic differences in compressed file size, Same record compressed by two people as FLAC - sizes differ a lot !
post Jan 17 2013, 11:46
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I have torrent-downloaded old Genesis album "Selling England by The Pound".
Actually, I downloaded from two different torrents - both versions are FLAC compressed.

Audibly - both sound similar - very good audio quality. Both versions share same total audio playtime and have the same number of tracks.

But one version is 319.3 MB while the other one... 1913.3 MB !!!

Can anybody here explain me what can be the nature of such an enormous difference?

Thanks ahead!
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post Jan 17 2013, 13:51
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QUOTE (Ziggi @ Jan 17 2013, 05:46) *
But one version is 319.3 MB while the other one... 1913.3 MB !!!

The lower is in the typical range for a compressed album. Consider that an uncompressed 60 minute CD is only around 600 MB.
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