Obviously if some data is missing, it will be lost completely, BUT I
suspect that with any file that uses data compression, that a single
lost bit would cause a ripple effect and lose more audio content than a
totally uncompressed file.
I was thinking about the extant recovery options in some software to
load raw files. So, even without a header, you can recover audio from a
WAV. I'm less certain how to do that with a FLAC.
If the metadata is damaged, I suspect the same is true, but I was
thinking more about the audio...the "essence."
On 2017-11-17 4:44 PM, Jeff Willens wrote:
> Hi Richard!
> Define "Broken" file please. Corrupt audio? Damaged metadata?
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