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 file.
However today I noticed that bleep is offering both WAV and FLAC files to download. Is their practice redundant or am I missing something?
After reading allquixotic and
slhck answers I was curious as to the
audio codec for the
wav files in question. This is what I found
Input #0, wav, from 'Exai-001-Autechre-Fleure.wav': Duration: 00:04:51.39, bitrate: 1411 kb/s Stream #0:0: Audio: pcm_s16le ( / 0x0001), 44100 Hz, stereo, s16, 1411 kb/s