[flac-dev] flac-dev Digest, Vol 125, Issue 3

lvqcl lvqcl.mail at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 13:31:47 PDT 2015

Marcus Johnson wrote:

> Isn't the FFmpeg FLAC encoder lossy for 24 bit content too?

AFAIK no, ffmpeg encodes 24-bit wavs just fine.

But by default ffmpeg decodes to 16 bit. So if you want to decode
24-bit FLAC to WAV with ffmpeg you should do this:

ffmpeg -i input.flac -acodec pcm_s24le output.wav

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