I use both Broadcast Wave files and FLAC files. I am comfortable using
FLAC files for my own personal listening collection...and MP3s for
portable use. For professional deliverables, I prefer Broadcast WAV
files for the reasons stated by Mike Casey and Ted Kendall.
In addition, I have a perception that a broken BWAV file is easier to
recover than a broken FLAC file. I feel that is an important distinction
On 2017-11-17 10:42 AM, Jeff Willens wrote:
> I haven't found anything recent about FLAC on the different ARSC lists, so I thought I'd throw this out there --
> What are your thoughts about FLAC vs. 96kHz/24-bit WAV files for audio preservation? Whereas FLAC is lossless and the compression is part of the recording process, not applied after the fact, is there an archival/preservation reason for staying with the more bloated, uncompressed WAV or BWF file formats?
> OTOH, is there an alternative format that is more robust (and smaller sized) than FLAC?
> What do your libraries/archives digitize to?
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