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#1 tanjiajun_34

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:31

Might I know what is the avg size of a alac music file? I tried to convert from flac to ALAC, and the ALAC is slightly better than flac...zzz I thought ALAC is for saving space and preserving quality?


#2 ElliottLan

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:36

They are both lossless formats so it doesn't really matter which one you use - I would say use alac if you have to because you are using an apple product else use flac just because it's supported more widely.

FLAC has a better compression ratio so it will make your filesizes smaller. If you are trying to save space use v0 mp3s instead.

see here: http://www.head-fi.o...rst-impressions

EDIT: Answer: there is no 'average filesize' as the filesize differs depending on the length of the song - so unless you want to take a sample of the length of every single song ever made there is no correct answer to this question.