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Why is WMA a "lossy" format?

by mycool    Jan 11, 2006, 12:11 PM

SystemShock said:
Welcome to yesterday. Sad

Yes, all of that is known. What you may not know is that when WM10 auto-converts your mp3s, AACs, and whatever else you have to WMA, you take a hit on sound quality due to WMA being a lossy format.


WMA: WMA (Windows Media Audio) files use a Microsoft format, that, like MP3, is usually lossy (there is a lossless version available, but it is rarely used). It isn't as ubiquitous as MP3, due in part to the fact that it is perceived as a proprietary format and is supported on fewer devices and DVDs than MP3. On the positive side, though, WMA files have noticably better quality than MP3 files encoded at equivalent bitrates.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/mp3-ogg-wma-audio-faq.htm »

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