[FFmpeg-user] flac format

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 13:47:58 EEST 2017

Cley Faye <cleyfaye at gmail.com> writes:

> 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
> straightforward:
> $ 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.

Thanks.  Also the viceversa is as much simpler?  And, please, what about wma
format?  Is it also lossless?  I saw that the conversion wav > wma and wma >
wav is simple as well...



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