Converting flac to wav

Chris Adams cmadams at
Mon Aug 9 00:33:29 UTC 2010

Once upon a time, JD <jd1008 at> said:
> I want to burn a bunch of flac files to a vanilla audio CD.
> Is there a qualitative audio difference in the resulting wav file
> if flac is decoded and encoded to wav by ffmpeg
> or some other decoder/encoder?

FLAC is a lossless compression format, so there should be absolutely
zero difference between the output of any decoder.  Think of FLAC like
ZIP and other general file compressors; any difference between input and
output is a bug.
Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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