Reply to post: Re: One thing which hasn't been mentioned re MP3 encoding

How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: One thing which hasn't been mentioned re MP3 encoding

Another commenter already tried the Audacity bit, subtract-mixing the encoded file over the lossless one and noted that, especially at high bitrates, the resultant delta is generally very small, like a tiny warble of noise along the centerline of the graph. Admitted, there could be some spikes along the line where perceptual coding can't handle things so well such as at high-frequency noise (eg. cymbals), but is says something to the "pretty good enough" factor.

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