- Created on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 23:09
To Doug Schneider,
I confess that I really didn’t know what I was doing when I started ripping CDs. It was only after 100 or so discs that I realized that I was making MP3s. I know that I am supposed to rip to WAV or FLAC. Is there any way to convert these MP3 files to WAV or FLAC?
MP3 is a “lossy” format, meaning that it discards data during the ripping process that cannot be retrieved later. WAV and FLAC are “lossless” formats, meaning that no data is lost during the rip. Although you can convert an MP3 file into a WAV or FLAC file, it won’t bring back the data that was already discarded. Unfortunately, what you’re going to have to do is go through the ripping process again for all those discs, if you want the resolution that the original CD offered. . . . Doug Schneider