FLAC (acronym for Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio compression codec without loss of information.

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File transfer freezes upon various type of files via MTP transfer

There is a problem when I try to transfer various type of files to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (latest firmware, os ver. 4.4.4). For now problem occur with .flac and .ogg files, but I'm sure issue isn't ...
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Embed album art image to FLAC file with ffmpeg

i am trying to embed Album Art to a FLAC file with ffmpeg. It seems that it cannot embed Album Art to a FLAC File and the file that is generated has zero length. I know that you can put the image in ...
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Transcode FLAC to FLAC without losing any metadata and replacing source files after validation

I have a fairly large collection of FLAC files which were encoded using a low compression level, and I would like to update them to a better FLAC encoder+compression level. I would like to avoid ...
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How to delete the embedded picture and add lyrics in flac?

According to FLAC Documentation, pictures can be stored in flac audio format, but lyrics (maybe lrc, srt, or even ass/ssa) isn't mentioned in that documentation. So, how to delete the embedded ...
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Spitting flac files in linux

I have been trying to split a large flac file using the cue file and shntool. I am getting the error "error: m:ss.ff format can only be used with CD-quality files". I have tried everything I have ...
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Converting 32 bit MLP to 32 bit FLAC?

I have some .MLP files which I'd like to convert to .FLAC for easier playback. Examining the file with ffmpeg version 0.8.13-4:0.8.13-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 I get Stream #0.0: Audio: mlp, 96000 Hz, 5.1, ...
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Is There a way to permanently apply replaygain info to many flac files?

I ripped a bunch of CDs to flac, with replaygain, a while ago. What I am trying to do now is permanently apply the replaygain to the files so it is not just a meta tag. This way, I can batch convert ...
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How to convert a 96000hz/24 flac file to 48000hz/24 or 48000/16 alac?

Usually I use qaac for such conversions. However, qaac does not seem to work with resampling and alac: qaac.exe -A --rate 48000 this will fail with the error message "floating point PCM is not ...
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ffmpeg to convert from flac to wav

I need to convert a flac file to a wav file without changing sample rate and bit depth. As far as I know changing these properties may distort the audio, so how do i specify them not to be changed? ...
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Saving metadata in FLAC files using Exact Audio Copy

I want to copy my CD collection to my server so I can stream it from anywhere. I want to save the tracks in the best possible quality so I decided to go with FLAC. I use Exact Audio Copy because it ...
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Ripping to FLAC as close to original CD quality as possible (Rubyripper)

I just started re-ripping CDs, but I'm not sure I'm getting the most out of them possible. Right now in Rubyripper I'm using --best -V for FLAC, but is that going to give me quality as close to the ...
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foobar2000 library: “*.flac; *.ape” vs “*.cue”

In a huge and diverse music library there are albums of the following two types: Consisting of media files and a CUE file (most of the albums are of this type) Consisting of media files only For ...
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Are original (album art) filenames encoded within an MP3 file?

I would like to ask if embedded album art inside .mp3 or .flac files has a filename. For example if the image was art.jpg will it have the same name inside the song?
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Convert shn to flac with one command in CLI?

Everywhere I've googled they always convert shn to wav, and then to flac. It's really uncomfortable. How can I convert shn to flac withing one line?
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How to merge FLAC files into single, eventually chaptered, file?

Windows Phone doesn't support gapless audio playback, so albums whose tracks are meant to segue into one another are ruined (there's a pause or a click when switching tracks). I would like to try ...
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Split audio file with cue file

I have a FLAC file and a CUE file. Using the command line, I would like to split this file, with one track per file.
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What is the difference between WAV and FLAC?

My understanding is that the wav and flac formats are containers for lossless audio. I have seen the flac format as being perhaps better because it is able to losslessly compress audio from say a wav ...
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How to compare two lossless audio files?

I have an M4A file which is also converted to a FLAC file. I'd like to see if the conversion is lossless, namely, whether the output to pcm from M4A is exactly identical to the one from FLAC decoding. ...
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Store temporary WAV files on local disk with Exact Audio Copy (EAC)

Using EAC I am storing FLAC files on a NAS drive. EAC rips a WAV file first then creates a FLAC file and then deletes the WAV file. When selecting the NAS drive for storage of the FLAC files, the WAV ...
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Can't convert FLAC to MP3 with FFmpeg

How can I convert FLAC to MP3 using FFmpeg? What I've tried: ffmpeg -i "file.flac" "file.mp3" Stream mapping: Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (flac -> ?) Encoder (codec none) not found for output ...
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foobar2000 couldn't play a cue file

I have just installed foobar2000 to play my new album (In a folder there are over 30 flac files, a cue file and other stuff) but it couldn't play the cue file. However, it can play single or multiple ...
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ZFS & Deduplicating FLAC Data

I'm experimenting with using ZFS to deduplicate a large library of FLAC files. The purpose of this is twofold: Reduce storage utilization Reduce bandwidth needed to sync the library with cloud ...
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Converting FLAC to ALAC, preserving tags - in a script

I'm currently building a script to maintain parallel music libraries, because I have devices that can't play FLAC, but prefer to store my music in that format. However, I'm having some trouble with ...
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How to convert mp3 to flac

Can someone tell me how to convert a mp3 audio file to flac format using ffmpeg? I Googled extensively, but almost all resources point to converting flac to mp3, something like ffmpeg -i "input.flac" ...
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What are the basic components of an “audiophile” PC? [closed]

For the purpose of listening to lossless files (i.e., FLAC), is it simply a high quality sound card + high quality speaker?
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Determining Framerate of H.264 stream

I have encoded a video from Lagarith to H.264 using x264, and I might have inadvertently forgotten to write down it's framerate. The video stream itself isn't in any container (just a h264 file), so ...
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Understanding conversion and (de)compression of lossless audio

I have a few questions concerning lossless audio. I'm considering ripping my entire music collection to lossless .flac, but I want to understand a few things about it first. If I have a file that is ...
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How can I make a FLAC+cue from multiple FLAC files?

I've tried Googling but can only find guides for the other way around. I have a few flac files from an album, all properly tagged. I'd like to make them into a single flac file with a cuesheet ...
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Burn many audio file types to CD while still keeping quality?

I have a bunch of many MP3, FLAC, APE and WAV files and I want to burn them to a single CD which will be played on a car CD player, while still keeping their quality at highest level. How can I do ...
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What constitues 24-bit FLAC?

I know there is 16-bit, then there is 24-bit. Now I know 24-bit is higher quality, but is there a difference is kbps or what?
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Command line tool to write flac, ogg vorbis and mp3 id3v2 meta data?

Is there any command line tool that can write all three formats/containers? I've already searched but could not find anything that does the job. So far I'm using vorbiscomment, metaflac and id3tool ...
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OS X alternatives to iTunes for playing FLAC

I am new to OS X and their player iTunes doesn't seem to like FLAC (they support only ALAC). I am looking for a player to play FLACs. I know VLC does the job, but is there any player that can: ...
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Which lossless audio format should I use when storing them on my NAS?

I have started a project of ripping my big collection of CDs and storing them on my NAS. Since I care for audio quality I have decided to store them in a lossless format. Right now I have tried to use ...
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How to split big flac file int tracks and fill the id3 tag?

I have a music album, but whole album is in single flac file and tracks are listed in cue file. So I'd like to split it into tracks, but also fill the id3 tags and name files by track name.
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Convert audio file to FLAC with ffmpeg?

can I convert one of this format to compatible 16000.0 Sample Rate FLAC file? kAudioFormatLinearPCM = 'lpcm', kAudioFormatAppleIMA4 = 'ima4', kAudioFormatMPEG4AAC ...
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What tools similar to Tag&Rename exist?

I've got a media library consisting of a set of roughly 8000 MP3 (purchased from Amazon MP3), AAC (purchased from the iTunes Music Store - Unencrypted), and FLAC (ripped from my own physical disks) ...
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Can Apple Lossless audio be converted to FLAC with no loss of fidelity?

Can Apple Lossless audio files (ALAC) be converted to FLAC audio files with no loss of fidelity?
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Where can I download fluke?

I am a Mac user, playing media using iTunes. I recently heard about using fluke to import FLAC files into iTunes, but it seems that the fluke project isn't around any more. All links pointing to it ...
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Application that is able to edit FLAC files

Does anyone know one? If possible free, or at least not so expensive as Adobe Audition :D
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Free batch conversion from FLAC to Apple Looseless (ALAC/m4a)?

I am looking for a free tool that would allow me to convert big amounts of FLAC files to Apple Looseless (ALAC) while preserving the tags and optionally adding new ones from CDDB or similar sources. ...
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what software will rip a CD to flac files in one step?

I'm using EAC to rip files to FLAC. Seems fine. But for a large amount of CDs (200 or so) the process is a little labor intensive. There's 4 or 5 clicks in there that seem extraneous -- EAC seems to ...
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Extracting metadata from flac header in linux

I recently (and accidentally) wiped a hard-drive which should NOT have been formatted. Thankfully, PhotoRec was able to recover some of the most important files from the disk. Part of those files ...
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How to check if a FLAC file was made from MP3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding out if a FLAC or WAVPACK audio file is NOT originally encoded from a lossy source Sometimes I doubt that FLAC files are made from original music, because of ...
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How to make VLC show single FLAC file containing many tracks as separate tracks

I have a single .flac file that encompasses multiple tracks comprising a music album along with the corresponding .cue file. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 with VLC player, and am trying to get VLC player ...
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EAC & FLAC: The cue sheet can be applied to which file?

I just encoded a CD to FLAC with the help of EAC (Exact Audio Copy) and I was wondering if the cue sheet can be used for the .wav file only or for the .flac file to? The CD is encoded into a single ...
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How to covert giant Ape file -> multiple FLAC files

I have a CD that has been converted to one giant ape file (all songs in one ape file). How can I covert this into multiple FLAC files (one FLAC per song)?
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Join many MP3, OGG, and FLAC files into one WAV or FLAC

I have 33 audio files, each about 11 seconds long, and I'd like to merge them into one lossless file. How can I do this efficiently (i.e. without cut-pasting in Audacity 33 times)?
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How to Play 24 bit flac on iTunes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Flac files on iTunes I have flac files, which are 24 bit. I have tried to convert them to MPEG-4 Audio (Apple lossless), using Max (on Mac OS 10.6.4), but it let me ...
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Most practical way to convert 20G of music in flac format to mp3 for itunes

from my old windows computer I have around 20G of music in flac format. Now, I got a mac and I would like to add this music to itunes, so I need to convert them to mp3 format. So, what is the best ...
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Painlessly convert FLAC to ALAC on Windows?

I'm wondering if anyone has a clean, painless workflow for losslessly transcoding FLAC files to their equivalent ALAC? It's supposed to be a bit-perfect conversion, meaning it shouldn't be very hard, ...