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Can flac.exe resample a FLAC file?
JJZolx
post Jan 13 2009, 21:46
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Recently, it seems that SqueezeCenter (for the Squeezebox) changed its method of doing resampling of 24/96 FLAC files by using SOX to downsample to 24/48 FLAC so that the files can be played on the Squeezebox. This (if I read it right) also has the effect of now using SOX to play FLAC files with CUE sheets. Not the best solution, since SOX appears to consume a lot more CPU cycles.

Is flac.exe not capable of resampling FLACs from 24/96 to 24/48?

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tuffy
post Jan 13 2009, 22:36
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It's not. Any resampling will have to be performed by an external application of some sort.
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JJZolx
post Jan 13 2009, 22:46
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Has this capability ever been considered? Or is it technically infeasible or otherwise undesirable for some reason?
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post Jan 13 2009, 23:08
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Though it might be presumptuous to assume Mr. Coalson's motives, I believe it's undesirable to include that option because resampling an audio stream is not a lossless process in general, and thus falls outside FLAC's scope as a lossless audio format. So, the reference tools leave that job to someone else.
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post Jan 22 2009, 22:37
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yep, resampling is not lossless and good resampling is hard, so I would rather leave that to another tool.
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