.flac to CD Audio on Toast loose quality?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by umbilical, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. umbilical macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2008
    FL, USA
    If I import the .flac to toast and burn like a Audio CD, I loose quality on the final CD, I mean I loose the quality of the original .flac???

    I dont loose quality from the original .flac !
  2. Luap macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2004
    Its a lossless format. There shouldn't be any loss in quality. But if you are experiencing otherwise, then evidently something is wrong.
  3. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2008
    FL, USA
    I dont hear any problem but you know is hard with a small speakers hear a difference between a mp3 vs a lossless.

    maybe the question is if Toast suck for decompress the .flac to Audio CD, I dont want loose the quality of source (flac)
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Are you telling us that you loose quality? If so you are doing something more than what you describe above. A straight converion of .flac to CD by toast is a lossless process.

    You can prove this to your self if you want. Do a round trip conversion from CD to flac and then back to CD. Start with any CD you like and then compare the audio files on the two CDs with binary file compare utility and see if they are not bit per bit identical.

    (Macs ship with software that you'd need to compare the CDs. read the man pages for "hexdump" and "diff".)
  5. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    You won't lose any quality by doing that... if it's a question you are asking. It's not entirely clear in your post if you are describing a problem or asking a question.

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