How many people here use F.L.A.C? Answered
How many users on instructables here have flac albums on their computer? I rip all my cd's to flac, some say there isn't a difference between FLAC and mp3, but I say there is. I hate the distorted sound of an MP3, especially with fast paced rock music.
There is IN FACT a huge difference people, and FLAC files are more like a Zip file, where when you extract the information, it is identical to the information you compressed the Zip file from. With an Mp3, the Mp3 encoder removes "information" it deems isn't nessesary, according to how you set the quality settings. It actually removes noise and musical notes from your music, set your encoder's bitrate low enough and you'll see what I mean.
Your average Mp3 is anywhere between 96kbps and 320kbps. The FLAC file I have playing in the screenshot peaks out around 1200kbps, that's a huge difference if you ask me, and allows for a lot more "head-room" in the song itself.