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

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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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What's the simplest way to get .flac music files into iTunes?

I'm looking for a simple way to import .flac files into iTunes, so I can play them on my mac, and when I'm out, my iPhone, and I'm willing to be I'm not the first person to want to do this. What are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the current state of development for the FLAC codec? [closed]

I have a pretty large collection of FLAC files created from my CD collection. I love the FLAC format and the sound quality that you can get from it. Lately, however, I've been trying to write a few ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Any NAS servers that stream FLAC audio?

I can't seem to find a NAS solution, aside from a custom built one, that is able to stream FLAC audio via UPnP. Streaming seems to be limited to MP3 or other popular formats. Do any exist that will ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Effects of listening to music always in MP3 format

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 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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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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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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Noise when I try to convert flac to mp3 using vlc

I'd like to convert my flac files to mp3s using vlc and it's Media->Convert/Save function. The destination file is written but only contains awful noise. I've tried most of the predefined profiles ...
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Changing the Album on FLAC files from the command line in Linux

I have a folder of FLACs that I want to change the album on. I use Ubuntu linux with Gnome. Is there a command line program that can do what I need? I can't seem to find an appropriate program. ...
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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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Burn 24/96 flac files to play on standalone player

I have vinyl record rip in 24/96 flac format. Each track is almost 200 MB big, so the album won't fit on CD. How to burn these files on a DVD to play with the same quality on standalone DVD player? ...
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Windows Media Player - Display JPEG cover art for FLAC files

I got WMP 12 (on Windows 7 RC1) to play FLAC files by installing the Ogg Vorbis/FLAC, Direct Show filters, but WMP does not display the embedded cover artwork. After experimenting I found that it ...
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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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How do I tune the flac options to store ripped music

Using Uuntu 10.4 with Audacity. I'd like to store ripped tracks taken from vinyl with a Sony LX300 turntable (and some CD tracks) in an archival format that I can later convert for use on a portable ...
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flac2mp3 on mac?

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