When comparing the waveform of an MP3 file that has been converted from a FLAC file, I notice that the waveform for the MP3 file varies very slightly from that of the FLAC file. My questions are:
(1) Do these very small variations occur because of some inconsistency in the way that Wavelab renders the waveform of a file that is the product of a conversion from a source file encoded in a different coding format?
(2) Do these very small variations occur because of some inaccuracy in the format conversion process itself?
Thanks for any assistance.