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

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Mac .flac player that organizes folder structure? Can Songbird write to a ntfs drive?

I have a bunch of music in .flac format on my pc. I would like to put that music on an external drive which I can access from both my Mac and PC at work. I have the drive formatted in NTFS using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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cmus fails to play .flac files on Debian 8

I am unable to play flac files in cmus (v2.5.0) on Debian 8. If an attempt is made to add to the cmus library a flac file from the cmus browser (cmus view mode 5), no error message is displayed, but ...
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Convert APE to ALAC and keep CUE track info, artwork and tags in Windows?

I have some 40+ APE+CUE albums in my backups that I'd like to convert to ALAC, which I'm using right now to make it easier to use iTunes along with foobar, but dbpoweramp doesn't support CUE ...