Questions tagged [flac]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
1answer
29 views

FFMPEG conversion from MP3 to FLAC - why is the file so large?

So for various reasons I'm converting an MP3 to a FLAC with the following: ffmpeg -i x.mp3 -map 0 -map -0:v -compression_level 5 x.flac x.mp3 is 21MB and the resultant x.flac is 102MB I assume, ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

Converting one .ts file into a number of .flac files

I have a 45 GB .ts file of a concert. I want to take just the audio of the file and convert it to a series of .flac tracks. I tried to use vlc to convert the audio to .flac and then cut that file into ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

What bitrate should I use when extracting channel from mp2 to FLAC with ffmpeg?

I have a stereo mp2 audio that I want to extract the right channel to a mono FLAC audio. The detected info of the mp2 is this: Audio: mp2, 44100 Hz, stereo, s16p, 224 kb/s I ran the extract command ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

WebM With a Still Image and an Audio

How can I join together a cover and a music into WebM with the best audio quality using ffmpeg? I really can't figure it out.
1
vote
0answers
75 views

Music database identifier (e.g. MBID) in EAC FLAC/Vorbis metadata

I want to … … rip Audio CDs with FLAC output using Exact Audio Copy (EAC). … include an universally unique identifier for the exact release (specific label/year/country/etc.), additionally to common ...
0
votes
0answers
82 views

Windows 10 File Explorer: FLAC files taking longer to appear the first time their folder is opened

Microsoft did something to file explorer (Windows shell) a while ago (I think it started with the Fall Creators Update) that causes an incredibly annoying delay when opening a folder containing FLAC ...
0
votes
0answers
97 views

How to get ffmpeg to copy lyrics from flac to mp3?

Using ffmpeg 4.2.1, Windows 10 64-bit, at the command line to convert. I am also using Tag&Rename and iTunes to set and view any ID3 tags. Here is the ffmpeg command I am using: ffmpeg -i input....
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Flac error when decoding

I have a song that cannot be converted or decoded or played with any player. When I use a flac frontend to attempt decoding i get the error: flac: ERROR, --until value is before --skip point ...
1
vote
1answer
240 views

Covert FLAC to AIFF while saving tags/metadata

I need a command-line tool to convert a bunch of XXX.flac files to XXX.aiff while preserving the tags (artist, title, album, etc.). None of the tools I tried (ffmpeg, sox, flac) seem to do the job ...
1
vote
2answers
557 views

Converting m4a (alac) to flac using ffmpeg, output is lower quality?

I'm trying to convert my imported music collection to flac for compatibility reasons. Anyway, I'm converting using this command: ffmpeg -i file.m4a file.flac Now technically, this works fine, and ...
2
votes
0answers
65 views

Detect Near-Duplicate Audio Files [closed]

Suppose I have a few directories of somewhere around 4000 audio files, about half of which are FLAC and the other half are MP3. Suppose I want to detect, not by tag metadata, but only by audio data, ...
0
votes
1answer
493 views

How to use the Linux arecord command to generate multiple FLAC files?

I would like to use the Linux arecord command to record and save multiple FLAC type files using the file time flag or similar: --max-file-time For a wav file it is fairly straight forward to save ...
2
votes
1answer
114 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
167 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
137 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
110 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
7k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
596 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
106 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
10k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
923 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
376 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

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. ...
2
votes
0answers
384 views

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 (...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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 -...
1
vote
2answers
446 views

.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 ...
1
vote
0answers
698 views

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 ...
-3
votes
4answers
6k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
598 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
168 views

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 >...
0
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
761 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
249 views

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 (...
0
votes
1answer
159 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
768 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
7k views

Converting YouTube video to FLAC audio file

I wanted know if it's okay to convert a song from a Youtube video to FLAC so I can open it in Audacity without losing quality to export as an MP3 (192kbps); Wouldn't the FLAC retain the quality of the ...
13
votes
1answer
649 views

Will editing an MP3 harm the quality?

I recently recorded something in MP3 — I should have done FLAC, but it’s way too late — and I wanted to edit those soundtracks from 5 minutes to about 2 minutes each. I edit in Audacity. Will loading ...
1
vote
1answer
233 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
983 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...