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Ripped audio track using WMA lossless codec on Windows 7 generates bigger file as compared to Vista

Consider the following scenario:

  • You are ripping a CD with Windows Media Player.
  • You are compressing the output audio file with the Windows Media Audio Lossless codec.
  • You compare the output file size of a file ripped on Windows Vista with the same file from the same CD ripped on Windows 7.

The WMA file generated by Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7 will be silghtly larger (5-10%) as compared with the file generated from same audio track on Windows Vista.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2084257.

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