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Converting MP3 to FLAC?

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I have a bunch of 320kpbs MP3 files I would like to convert to FLAC's. But what I would like to know is will the quality stay the same or will it be better?

post #2 of 6
Never heard if anyone doing that, theoretically quality will not improve.
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Originally Posted by asxz View Post

I have a bunch of 320kpbs MP3 files I would like to convert to FLAC's. But what I would like to know is will the quality stay the same or will it be better?

 

It will certainly not improve. Why would you want to do such a thing ?

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Originally Posted by asxz View Post

I have a bunch of 320kpbs MP3 files I would like to convert to FLAC's. But what I would like to know is will the quality stay the same or will it be better?

If you took the time to convert all your 320K audio files to FLAC, it would not improve audio quality and just take up more disk space.

You would need to start out with the original audio CD and convert to FLAC, for it to be worth it.

post #5 of 6

FLAC is better than MP3. MP3FLAC is as good as MP3.

 

Buy/Re-download the songs in FLAC or get those CD's and FLAC Rip them.

 

You can't convert loss audio to lossless audio. The converter doesn't magically fill in the missing pieces.

 

Tim

post #6 of 6

You can not up convert and achieve good results.

 

Flac is a lossless file format meaning exact bit copy. MP3 is a lossy file format meaning things were removed and is not an exact bit copy. You can not re-add parts that were subtracted. They are gone.

 

You can not take a lossy format and up convert and get better quality. Thats like taking a 1024x800 image and up converting it to 1600x900. It will be pixelated and be worse than the original copy.
 

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