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Why CUETool splits with libFlac into v.#0.9 flac files?
rgolubev
post Aug 13 2012, 11:17
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I originally posted it by mistake in CD Hardware/Software

HI there,

I never had any problem with flac files produced by CUETools 2.1.4 when I used it for splitting single flac album files into track flac files. Recently I bought a media player Dvico TViX Slim S1 and it can't read those files but reads flac 1.2.1 OK. Now having 500GB of flac music I'm faced with the choice of checking them all for libFlac version and re-converting to a higher version number or getting DVICO to fix it in the firmware. Tough choice.

I wonder why CUETools converts to flac version 0.9? Could the library be updated to the latest, 1.2.1 or whatever it is?

Can anybody offer any help on how to batch process flac files to check the flaclib encoder version and to upcode to the latest (I don't hold much hope for Dvico fix :-)

Cheers,
Roman
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Rollin
post Aug 13 2012, 12:43
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http://www.cuetools.net/wiki/CUETools_FLAC...ders_comparison

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libFLAC has compression levels 0..8, where 0 is the fastest and 8 provides the best compression ratio. libFlake and FlaCuda are tuned differently, so libFlake -5 might in fact compress better than libFLAC -8. They also support additional compression levels 9-11, however their use is not recommended, because those levels produce so called non-subset files, which might not be supported by certain e.g. hardware implementations.


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post Aug 13 2012, 16:09
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QUOTE (Rollin @ Aug 13 2012, 12:43) *
http://www.cuetools.net/wiki/CUETools_FLAC...ders_comparison

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libFLAC has compression levels 0..8, where 0 is the fastest and 8 provides the best compression ratio. libFlake and FlaCuda are tuned differently, so libFlake -5 might in fact compress better than libFLAC -8. They also support additional compression levels 9-11, however their use is not recommended, because those levels produce so called non-subset files, which might not be supported by certain e.g. hardware implementations.



Thanks for the answer. I don't use libFlake, I use libFlac option with maximum compression (slider to the right limit, btw, it shows 11 in both mid and far right positions in CUETools, shouldn't the middle one be 8 then?). If I understand you correctly, setting 11 is not applicable to libFlac, so I assume it uses 8 at the max slider setting, is it not?
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post Aug 13 2012, 16:22
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QUOTE (Rollin @ Aug 13 2012, 12:43) *
http://www.cuetools.net/wiki/CUETools_FLAC...ders_comparison

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libFLAC has compression levels 0..8, where 0 is the fastest and 8 provides the best compression ratio. libFlake and FlaCuda are tuned differently, so libFlake -5 might in fact compress better than libFLAC -8. They also support additional compression levels 9-11, however their use is not recommended, because those levels produce so called non-subset files, which might not be supported by certain e.g. hardware implementations.



My apology, Rollin, somehow the selected library changed to libFlake and I haven't noticed it :-( Could you please suggest a batch way of checking flac files for the encoder version? I found a utility called ReFLACer but it keeps crashing on some of my files. Thanks for your help.
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post Aug 13 2012, 18:08
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foobar2000 + foo_texttools ...
Only to get info about all files, not auto re-encoding

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