[FFmpeg-user] flac format

Cley Faye cleyfaye at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 12:05:38 EEST 2017

2017-09-01 10:55 GMT+02:00 Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com>:

> Hi to all ffmpeg users.
> In order to backup store my audio CDs, I collect them into wav files using
> icedax, because I read that wav format is lossless.  Now, I've just read
> that
> also flac format would be, with the advantage of occupying much less memory
> space than wav.  As far as you listers know, is that true?  If so, what
> should
> the magic formula be to losslessly convert wav to flac and viceversa...?

​Yes, FLAC is lossless. Using ffmpeg to convert from wav to flac is pretty

$ ffmpeg -i input.wav output.flac

can't be much simpler than that :)
Of course you can specify a lot of flags for encoding, but by default it
will try to match the input, which is probably what you want.

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