03-08-2019, 09:36 AM

I know FLAC is THE way to experience when it comes to music. I love it, you love it, they love it.

What about Audio Dramas? Do you think a FLAC RIP would be worth it? Would it make a huge impact for dialogue and SFX?

I was going to be sharing some Star Wars soon and wanted to get opinions. (Maybe save some time when it comes to ripping them lol)

So what say you, SHRINERS? MP3 or FLAC?

03-08-2019, 10:25 AM
It's 2019. If you have something in FLAC, you should share it in FLAC. The difference between latter day encodes is probably not audible, but for archival purposes a lossless copy clearly makes the most sense, and if it's available, it seems silly not to share it in lossless.

It should take no additional time because you rip a lossless copy once from the disc in FLAC then use Foobar or dBPoweramp to convert to MP3 in ten seconds or less. Uploading is a different story, but storage is so cheap and it takes so little time and effort to make lossy encodes these days that the only reason to request a separate encode is computer illiteracy on the part of the downloader.