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Questions tagged [flac]

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

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ffmpeg -ss: issue with a flac uncompressed

I have my music library in FLAC Uncompressed, and I have an issue with at least one file, when using it with FFmpeg -ss option. If I convert it to FLAC level 0 it works fine. When using FFmpeg -ss ...
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Flac to mp3 conversion offsets sound by a few ms

When running this simple conversion command: ffmpeg -i fileA.flac fileB.mp3 , the mp3 output is offset by about 5 ms. This does not happen if I try to convert to Vorbis/Ogg (i.e ffmpeg -i fileA.flac ...
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How to best compress MP3/Flac so that download time is less?

How to best compress MP3/Flac so that download time/data is less? (like RAR and else) I'm afraid I get restricted access from my ISP.. so I want to compress the files as much as possible... if the ...
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Converting FLAC to MP3 using FFMPEG?

So I am using ffmpeg to convert flac files from a certain folder to mp3 at 320k bitrate. I am using this answer as a reference. https://stackoverflow.com/a/41096234/9259505 So the command I use in ...
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Seperating duplicates in different codecs in foobar2000 library

I have a music library that is mostly flac. However every .flac album has an .mp3 duplicate in a folder named 'albumtitle [mp3]', since I copy the mp3 versions to my smartphone. In foobar2000, ...
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Bulk convert a music collection with a mix of lossless and lossy formats

I have a large-ish collection of music files, most of which are flac, some mp3 and other lossy formats. I want to create a copy of the whole collection in mp3. The problem that I have is that when ...
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FFmpeg - convert WebM/Opus to WAV or FLAC in single step?

I want to create WAV and FLAC audio files from WebM files with Opus audio streams, and I want to do so without further degrading the audio. I am currently using a 2-step process as follows (WAV ...
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What command line options should I use to convert FLAC level n to FLAC Level 8 without quality loss?

I have some very high quality FLAC files that I've purchased, which as a result take up a lot of space. I have the processing power and time, and I'd like to convert my entire FLAC library to FLAC ...
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Cannot rip audio CD where each track appears as a data track

Over the past few weeks I've converted my entire (store-bought) CD collection to .flac files, both for backup purposes as well as easier playback. Several of the CDs featured copy protection, but I ...
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How do I normalize the audio volume of my FLAC collection?

It seems that some CDs have a much lower general audio volume than others. This is not a problem if listening to an entire album, but it becomes a problem, when listening in shuffle mode: there is a ...
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ffmpeg resample to flac loud clicks/noise

I'm using ffmpeg to resample a DSD file to Flac & mp3. I don't experience any problems with the mp3 resample, but with the flac resample there is always a loud click at the end of a track, as seen ...
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Numerous FLAC files in my music library will play only with VLC - can anything be done?

I discovered today after upgrading and rebuilding some server hardware that Plex, Windows Media Server, and this new "Groove" thing won't play some of my FLAC files I ripped from CDs. These files ...
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Extract graphic images from FLAC audio files

I bought some music online and downloaded it in FLAC format, and I was pleasantly surprised to see some artwork apparently embedded into each audio file. I suspect that they're a bit higher ...
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How can I copy coverart from flac to opus with ffmpeg

I am trying to convert some flac files which all have coverart embedded to opus with ffmpeg. All but the coverart gets copied over just fine, but I find myself unable to move the cover over as well. ...
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ffmpeg FLAC decoding error

I am using ffmpeg to convert some FLAC files to other format, but it stops at this error ffmpeg version git-2017-03-23-1a5631d Copyright (c) 2000-2017 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 4.8 (...
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Lossless conversion from wav 24bits to flac

Is it possible to have a lossless conversion from a wav file Stream #0:0: Audio: pcm_s24le ([1][0][0][0] / 0x0001), 48000 Hz, 1 channels, s32, 1152 kb/s to a wav file ? I tried using ffmpeg : ffmpeg -...
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.FLAC having the same bitrate as decoded .WAV

I got a .flac file (17.9MB, 24bit/96kHz) from the Internet and I am unable to figure out why it feels like there is no compression in the file at all. The decoded .wav(15.9MB, 24bit/96kHz) is a bit ...
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Create a .cue sheet using metadata from multiple .flac files

I'm in the process of tidying up my Cayin N5 music library and the player itself seems to fail in reading metadata from .flac tracks of single album (it lists filenames instead of song names written ...
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Which audio format truly has the best sound quality? [closed]

I've been to every website, and I've heard again and again that FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) has the best sound quality AND it compresses the file. But I'm wondering if there is a format with ...
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flac to “stereo mp3” not “joint stereo” using ffmpeg

After reading and trying contents of the post talking about flac to mp3 conversion, I didn't find the solution I try this command again and again for converting flac to "stereo" mp3: ffmpeg -i ...
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FLAC - How to decode to terminal

I know how to decode my flac audio file into a wav, like this: flac -d flac.flac wav.wav, which converts flac.flac to wav.wav. But, I want to write the wav data to the terminal, so that I can pipe it ...
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Simple way to cut FLAC in Linux?

I'm looking for the simplest way to cut music in Linux (Fedora 25). It would be excellent if there's a command line option for doing something like: cut OriginalSong.FLAC -start 4m30s -end 5m15s >...
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ffmpeg FLAC to AAC encoding

I wanted to make sure that I'm not shooting myself in the foot and ask about this. So currently I have an audio file in a .mkv container that looks like this Audio: FLAC (framed) 48000Hz stereo ...
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Playing FLAC, Ogg Vorbis and Opus files over DLNA to a renderer

I'm trying to play FLAC, Ogg and Opus files from my Windows 8.1*HDD to my TV** over DLNA. Unlike MP3 and other files natively supported by Windows that work fine using the "Play to" feature of ...
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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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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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Split a Flac file and create a cue sheet on OS X [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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.