0
votes
1answer
75 views

Convert shn to flac with one command in CLI?

Everywhere I've googled they always convert shn to wav, and then to flac. It's really uncomfortable. How can I convert shn to flac withing one line?
10
votes
4answers
7k views

What is the difference between WAV and FLAC?

My understanding is that the wav and flac formats are containers for lossless audio. I have seen the flac format as being perhaps better because it is able to losslessly compress audio from say a wav ...
4
votes
2answers
250 views

What are the basic components of an “audiophile” PC? [closed]

For the purpose of listening to lossless files (i.e., FLAC), is it simply a high quality sound card + high quality speaker?
9
votes
1answer
2k views

Understanding conversion and (de)compression of lossless audio

I have a few questions concerning lossless audio. I'm considering ripping my entire music collection to lossless .flac, but I want to understand a few things about it first. If I have a file that is ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

What constitues 24-bit FLAC?

I know there is 16-bit, then there is 24-bit. Now I know 24-bit is higher quality, but is there a difference is kbps or what?
2
votes
1answer
6k views

How to check if a FLAC file was made from MP3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding out if a FLAC or WAVPACK audio file is NOT originally encoded from a lossy source Sometimes I doubt that FLAC files are made from original music, because of ...
0
votes
0answers
624 views

How to Play 24 bit flac on iTunes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flac files on iTunes I have flac files, which are 24 bit. I have tried to convert them to MPEG-4 Audio (Apple lossless), using Max (on Mac OS 10.6.4), but it let me ...
7
votes
3answers
3k views

Finding out if a FLAC or WAVPACK audio file is NOT originally encoded from a lossy source

Is there a way of checking that the so-called FLAC or WAVPACK audio file was originally encoded from a lossless source (WAV, CDA, APE, etc.) instead of a lossy source (MP3, AAC, ATRAC, etc.)? Say I ...