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FLAC compression level comparison/efficiency analysis

I want to rip/archive all my music collection to a lossless but compressed file format, i.e. the files should all be perfect, lossless representations of the original data but should consume less ...
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Converting WAV to FLAC. Compression level 0 has higher bitrate than 8

So I just recently got into this lossless audio thing and mostly buy my music from beatport, bandcamp, qobuz etc. Most of these stores have the option to download as FLAC file but beatport only offers ...
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FLAC --bps setting real meaning

I'm going to grab some audio from DVD in best possible quality. My software supports FLAC encoder and lets me to choose various bit per sample settings for it: 8, 16 or 24. And I got confused. FLAC ...
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Playing FLAC in home theater system that doesn't support it? [closed]

I just bought a Sony DAV-TZ145 Home Theatre System (5.1). I didn't do proper research on it and got to know that it doesn't support FLAC format. Is it because of sampling rate limitations? However, ...
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Why are levels so different on popular music tracks I open in my wav editor?

I'm trying to figure out how loud my songs should be. I'm trying to compare my stuff with popular music artists to see how loud their songs are, so I open their songs in my wave editor. When I open ...
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When converting mods to flacs, they are looped

Explaination of my problem: So i am maybe not straight forward sound designer but i thought of this StackExchange subsite as the most accurate place to ask my question. But what my problem is about? ...
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How does MP3 and FLAC's encoding work

I am working on a research project and struggling on finding information on some of the more technical details about the working how MP3 and FLAC works to encode and compress its data. Most ...
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Why did the size of my flac file increase after cropping?

I have a sound recording roughly 40 minutes long at 24bit 96khz. I've found that after trimming off about 40 seconds total of leading and trailing silence (well, quiet background hiss to be precise) ...
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How can I find the audible difference between a flac audio and it's corresponding mp3 file

I am looking for writing a program to achieve this. The video: https://tidalhifi.com/in/video/lossless-explained demonstrates what I am asking about. Thanks in advance.
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How lossless is my lossless music?

I have ripped an audio CD using iTunes and saved it in Apple Lossless format. I used Spek to draw a specrtogram and here is the result: My first question is, why doesn't it go all the way up to 22 ...
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FLAC mastering best practices

A musician friend, who is producing his own album, asked for advice about how best to master the FLAC edition of the album. It will be distributed as a physical CD, as MP3 files, and as FLAC files. ...
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Is there a losslessly compressed audio file?

Anyone who works with audio either as a hobby or as a professional knows about MP3 and WAV, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Namely: MP3 (most commonly MPEG III) disadvantage: lossy ...
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Flac & Archiving

Just thinking about how to minimize the data footprint of all of my raw field/SFX recording. To be honest, I simply don't trust .rar archives. I've had too many get corrupted and mulch valuable work....
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Any reason not to convert WAV to FLAC and save some disk space?

As I understand the technologies, WAV is a raw, uncompressed format and FLAC is a compressed but lossless format. My research has shown that FLAC files "still maintain all the audio fidelity"src of ...