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

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ffmpeg flac to aac (libdfdk_aac) missing metadata

I want to convert an album from flac to aac. After converting the aac file is missing all metadata from the original flac file. I've already tried to convert it with the -map_metadata 0 argument My ...
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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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How can I convert FLAC to other formats in OS X?

I have a few FLAC files that I'd like to play with iTunes. I would like to retain the metadata if possible. How can I convert the files to a format supported by iTunes?
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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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Split a Flac file and create a cue sheet on OS X

I'm looking for a way (software or command line tool) to achieve the following on Mac OS X. Take a single Flac file with its Cue sheet. Split it into several tracks. Automaticaly generate a new cue ...
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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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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, ...
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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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Do lossless audio files keep original quality when played (or only when converted back)?

I see a "lossless format" like FLAC defined often as one in which there is no loss of quality compared to the source file from which it was converted. But does that mean that the original quality is (...
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Search all tags in an mpd library

I'm interested in using MPD as my main music playing application, but I really want to be able to search by record label/music publisher (TPUB for mp3 or ORGANIZATION for flac/ogg). does mpd support ...
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FFmpeg - Changing audio bitrate of the output FLAC file

In my code: ffmpeg -i "video.m2ts" -vn -sn -acodec flac "audio.flac" The output .flac audio file gives me 500kbps bitrate, which makes the file size big. I want to lower down the audio bitrate but I ...
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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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Is linking cover Images to MP3 and FLAC files instead of embedding them possible

Like the title says is it possible, since i think it's redundant to have have the same images in each file of an album. I always have all the songs of an album in the same folder so i was hoping that ...
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How ffmpeg maps metadata?

I have my music library on my machine in flac and ogg format. However, to be able to listen to the music in the car, I convert the flac/ogg files to mp3 using ffmpeg. There are a couple of issues ...
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Is it possible to decode 'octet stream' .bin file?

Tidal.com streams flac files, but it does not provide with file download, which is what I want. As you would expect from a big company such as Tidal, upon my inquiry, its support service in an utmost ...
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How can I convert an .mp3 to .flac?

Can someone tell me how I can convert an .mp3 audio file to .flac format using ffmpeg? I Googled extensively, but almost all resources point to converting .flac to .mp3, in such a way: ffmpeg -i "...
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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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Best audio converter for flac to alac? [closed]

I just got a new phone with a lot more space. This means I can put my lossless audio on... trouble is, iTunes doesn't support flac.... There is alac, but I have yet to find a quality converter to ...
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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 WAV (PCM) format bit rate is really CBR?

You know, all modern audio codecs bit rate modes are VBR, even if you restrict the settings to for example: MP3 128 CBR, the encoded result is between 120 to 135 ( a bit different with different ...
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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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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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Will editing an MP3 harm the quality?

I recently recorded something in MP3—I should have done FLAC but its way too late—and I wanted to edit those soundtracks from 5 minutes to about 2 minutes each. I edit in Audacity. Will loading it, ...
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Speex to FLAC in windows command line

I've got a speex audio file (snd.spx), and I've found foobar2000 is the only software I can easily convert it to the more-widely-usable format FLAC (snd.flac) so I can edit it before encoding again to ...
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Effects of listening to music always in MP3 format [closed]

Erstwhile I've read an article somewhere which claims that listening to music continually in MP3 format is harmful for ears. Since MP3 is a compressed format of audio tracks, some sounds in tracks are ...
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How can I join multiple wav/flac/audio cds into one master big audio file (>4gb)

I have multiple Audio CDs that I want to merge into one final flac or mp3 file. For example I have 10 audio cds. I can encode each CD into its single wave/flac file, or even mp3, but then I need to ...
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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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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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Why is a FLAC encoded from a decoded MP3 bigger than the MP3?

To be more precise than in the title, suppose I have a MP3 file that is 320 kbps. If I decompress it, then logically, all the data except for roughly 320 kilobits out of each second of audio should be ...
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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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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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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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Finding out if a FLAC or WAVPACK audio file is NOT originally encoded from a lossy source

Is there a way of checking that the so-called FLAC or WAVPACK audio file was originally encoded from a lossless source (WAV, CDA, APE, etc.) instead of a lossy source (MP3, AAC, ATRAC, etc.)? Say I ...
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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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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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Program to convert flac to mp3? [closed]

I'm looking for a program to convert flac files to mp3, while preserving the embedded metadata (including album art). I'm pretty sure this is possible with ffmpeg, but I don't know the command . . . ...
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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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How can I add FLAC files to my iTunes library on Windows?

I want to add FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files on my iTunes Library. I googled on how to do so, and found Fluke for Mac, which looks great, except that I don't have a Mac. I have iTunes 9 on ...
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Burning FLAC Files Directly to CD Audio?

Is there a simple, direct way to burn FLAC files to audio CDs? I would like to do it without first converting my FLAC files to a WAV format first. I am aware the official FLAC site has a list of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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flac2mp3 on mac?

What tools are there to convert flac to mp3?
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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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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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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. ...