I want to transfer few hundred GBs of .mkv files from my Linux ext4 file system to a NTFS formatted external hard drive and since I'm a multimedia major, I can't really afford to have any quality loss in between, even if I'm transferring the file for the first time.
I Googled this question and what I found is that there's a generation loss when we copy data from a source to a destination. However, I'm not entirely sure whether that statement means a copy paste with compression or just a basic copy paste in our PC.
Also, the page doesn't mention anything between two different file systems. What I want to know is that will there be a generation loss if we simple copy paste a file from a source to a destination, in same file system(out of curiosity) and different file systems(the answer I need currently)?