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[–] Nadeshda 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Real useful little chart going on there, thank you!

[–] TheBuddha 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah, it really depends.

People get confused - and it's a bit misleading to the novice. FLAC only comes with certain bitrates. Because it's lossless, it must be (or is assumed to have been created as) a certain bitrate - that is a certain amount of information per second. The other formats can be encoded at a lower bitrate, that is less data per second of recording. There are also things like compression, but that's not really important.

FLAC's minimum bitrate is something like 192 - that's 192 bits of data per second. Other formats can go much, much lower - even down to 16 bits per second. I think WAV can even go down to 8 bits per second. Old video came consoles? Those were 8 and 16 bits per second, graphics and music.

So, the chart that I linked will tell you their sizes when the file is the same and when the bitrates are the same.

[–] B3bomber 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I would hope the FLAC users would either use it as the base recording format (with proper settings to preserve the data) or direct conversion from .wav.

What usually happens is some jackass gets a youtube quality .mp3 and then converts it to something else to pass off has high quality. What's sadder still is most people (especially audiophiles) are tone deaf to the missing data (this was tested, scientifically.).

[–] Nadeshda 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I do appreciate this, thank you Sir :)