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How would one determine the specific version of the encoder ?
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post Jul 11 2008, 14:49
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Is there a way to determine which specific version of an encoder was used to encode a file to .flac, .wv or .mp3 ?
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post Jul 11 2008, 15:37
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Is there a way to determine which specific version of an encoder was used to encode a file to .flac, .wv or .mp3 ?


That depends on the encoder. Foobar's property dialog can read that kind of metadata; for lame, flac, and ogg (and I think wavpack, too, though I can speak decisively about it), the encoder versions are usually visible there.

Example Lame mp3:

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post Jul 11 2008, 17:20
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post Jul 11 2008, 17:57
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For flac, you can use metaflac, which comes with the official flac package.

metaflac --list file.flac

e.g.:
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[...]
METADATA block #2
type: 4 (VORBIS_COMMENT)
is last: false
length: 261
vendor string: reference libFLAC 1.1.4 20070213
comments: 10
[...]
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