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Bart zuccala Dec 13, 2016 12:45PM EST

Are FLAC files uncompressed as opposed to WAV files are are they both uncompressed?

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Customer Support Dec 13, 2016 10:02PM EST ProStudioMasters Support
Hi Bart,

WAV and AIFF files are both uncompressed, meaning that they essentially contain raw audio data. FLAC files are compressed, but lossless. Lossless formats employ data compression methods to reduce file sizes without losing information, and could be compared to a “.zip” file specifically designed to compress and store audio data - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lossless_compression if you would like more information on data compression. By contrast, lossy formats (such as MP3 and AAC) do “throw away” quite a bit of audio data in order to reduce file sizes.

Please note that we are not presently offering WAV files for download, nor are we offering files encoded in lossy formats.

- ProStudioMasters

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