garym wrote: 
> Spotify does *not* stream lossless files (for example, TIDAL does have a
> lossless streaming service). Spotify streams high bitrate lossy OGG
> files.  LMS then converts the OGG file to something that plays on many
> different squeezebox players (e.g., FLAC).  Converting a lossy Spotify
> stream to PCM doesn't magically turn it into lossless. A FLAC stream is
> not necessarily lossy. FLAC is a lossless codec, and decodes to the
> exact same 1411kbs lossless stream before being played. So a FLAC file
> ripped from the CD (lossless) is still lossless. But it is still just a
> container. I can convert a lossy mp3 file to FLAC and it is lossy.  I
> can convert a lossy mp3 file to PCM and it is still lossy, as the
> underlying file is lossy.
> 
> Edit:  And in case it's not clear, I also think Spotify streams sound
> very good!

Thanks for clarifying this.  .... I'm guessing you meant lossless when
you said; "A FLAC stream is not necessarily lossy." Am I correct?


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