[LAU] Lossy audio to lossless format

Egor Sanin egor.sanin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 08:54:33 UTC 2014

Dear community,

While not directly a linux related question,
I am wondering about ultimately using linux
tools for the possible solution, so:

I get the feeling at times, when getting music
from torrents and such, that not all files
claiming to be flac are actually lossless.
It seems that sometimes folks will take an
mp3, reencode it in flac and distribute the

Now the question is whether it is possible to analyze an
audio file encoded in a lossless format and
determine if it existed as a lossy file in a
previous life?

Any insight is appreciated.


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