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Old 2010-08-11, 05:07 AM
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I'd call this lossy,but:

Grabbed a show via Mediafire of a particular show that, at this time, is the only source available (I think).
The files are WMA (don't know why) so I converted them to Wav then Flac. What I'd like to know is 1: does this lineage end-up being lossy (I know nothing about WMA's) and 2: going of the SA and FA, I've not seen this before.
I know nothing about the lineage or source before d/load.
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Old 2010-08-11, 07:25 AM
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Re: I'd call this lossy,but:

Windows Media Audio (WMA's) are lossy. You can obviously convert them to flac if you want to, but your just going to waste space.
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Old 2010-08-11, 11:20 AM
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Re: I'd call this lossy,but:

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Grabbed a show via Mediafire of a particular show that, at this time, is the only source available (I think).
The files are WMA (don't know why) so I converted them to Wav then Flac. What I'd like to know is 1: does this lineage end-up being lossy (I know nothing about WMA's) and 2: going of the SA and FA, I've not seen this before.
I know nothing about the lineage or source before d/load.




das lawsy as hey'ell !!


once lossy, always lossy. You cannot put back discarded data.

If you 'convert' to FLAC or WAV, you are simply resampling the now-lossy audio with no extra compression. It's still lossy, but now it's bloated. There is no reason, ever, to do that.


Trash is trash, man. Sorry for your loss(y).
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Old 2010-08-12, 01:52 AM
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Re: I'd call this lossy,but:

James. I didn't convert to Flac to pass this off as something else; only to be able to work with the files. I understand now that WMA is crap but as I said this seems to be the only source available so I'll keep the WMA files as original source.

Thanks for the help guys.
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James. I didn't convert to Flac to pass this off as something else; only to be able to work with the files.
I didn't mean to imply that. Some people honestly don't know you can't "convert back".
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Old 2010-08-12, 06:46 AM
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Re: I'd call this lossy,but:

No harm, no foul. Not taken as implied, or is that taken as not implied, or is the implied taken, or is not implied taken but definitely shaken "n" stirred.
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