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FLAC compression levels are (only) a trade of between encoding time and file size. The decoding time is pretty much independent of compression rate. In the following I will refer to the compression levels 0, ..., 8 as FLAC-0, ..., FLAC-8. In short: I recommend FLAC-4! The Easy Solutions Obviously: If I don't care about encoding time and since space is ...


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I think what you are looking for is an expander, here's a link that explains it Quoted here: Audio expansion means to expand the dynamic range of a signal. It is basically the opposite of audio compression. Like compressors and limiters, an audio expander has an adjustable threshold and ratio. Whereas compression and limiting take effect whenever the ...


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As a followup to Suuuehgi's answer, I'd also like to add that if you are starting from a CD and ripping it directly to FLAC, encoding time may not matter at all because you have to first rip the music, which takes time. Here's what I tried: Using dbPowerAmp CD Ripper, I ripped my copy of Mariah Carey's "Merry Christmas" album. I ripped it once at ...


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