FLAC vs WAV vs WMA lossless

rchrd1221

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I have a FLAC file that I converted to WAV. Since they are both lossless, why is the WAV file so much bigger than the FLAC file? And why is the WAV file so much bigger than the same file as a WMA file?
 

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Nov 18, 2014
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FLAC may be a lossless codec, but it still uses a compression algorithm for smaller file sizes. It is possible to compress information without removing any of it (zip files do the same thing).
 

Calculagator

Estimable
Nov 18, 2014
201
0
5,110
67
FLAC may be a lossless codec, but it still uses a compression algorithm for smaller file sizes. It is possible to compress information without removing any of it (zip files do the same thing).
 

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