WAV file - 88.3mb
7.3mb - good quality, low file size.
5.9mb - sound was dull, cracks, low treble/high bass
10mb - 1/9th
8mb - small size, 1/11th, good sound.
CBR takes 3x longer to convert.
ABR at 160kbs took 4.5mins; useless.
I want to make lossless back-ups of my CDs.
WAV is standard, but files are large.
FLAC I found to be useless. It reduced by only 30%, by going down to 936kpbs. I get the same compression ratios using Winrar set to best&solid. Yes, you could listen to FLAC files, but MP3 players, DVD and CD players dont play them. Low user base concerns me as well.
WMP set to lossless, WMA file was 40% less. However, again, file size was not much smaller than Winrar set to best&solid, and WMA is proprietary. Why would 880kpbs VBR be considered lossless at all? But MP3 file made from a WMA file was 1mb smaller than an MP3 made from a WAV file.
Anything that reduces kpbs cannot be considered lossless.
Also, I dont get the difference between stereo and j-stereo.