You can encode things differently such that you store the same data more efficiently, but typically this requires greater processing. And, in cases like music where the amount of information per second changes, you can compress variably - for example, quiet bits like intervals require much less information to encode than a fuller scene with many varied instruments and frequencies, which is what variable MP3 encoding is for.
flac is lossless and there is compression levels
it becomes lossy after certain level of compression
lowest compression flac is almost like wav file
that's the whole point of flac is to compress and still have a lossless file
just like winzip. whats the point of winzip if it doesn't make smaller size file...
Good point, from reading I realized that FLAC loses lossless compression just like a zip file unzipped is exactly the same without losing the quality and FLAC takes up half the size of a CD whilst sounding the same. I heard there are better-than-CD versions in quality. I wonder whetehr these make a difference to the CD-quality FLAC's ?
Also, tidal vs spotify @ 320kbps ? I wonder how much difference it makes to those who tried both, interesting discussion on another forum i was having.