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Old 2005-04-16, 06:54 PM
jazzbo jazzbo is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

Originally Posted by Five
as for allowing it here... what does everybody think?
One of the things that is unfortunate is that the feature that stores an md5 in the header is an option, and not the default from what I can tell.

I also think if the format was allowed, proof should be required for any torrents that the files are in fact lossless. wavpack is a hybrid format and it is possible to create lossless files. It is even possible to do 'stupid' things with it like create 'lossy' files at 600kbps that are nearly as big as the lossless compressed version, but will unpack differently than the original file. Luckily, it is very easy to check using wvunpack if the file was compressed in a lossless or lossy fashion.
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