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LossyFLAC yielding higher bitrate than FLAC alone
post May 9 2013, 16:17
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I'm not aware of this issue being known so here it goes...
I noticed that LossyWAV + FLAC (with flac block size of 512) may produce larger files than FLAC alone for some simple music material that already encodes at low bitrates with FLAC.

tools used: lossyWAV 1.3.0, FLAC 1.2.1
example bitrates for a track which consists of solo piano (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo):

flac -8     375
-q E, -8    393
-q S, -8    390

flac -5     379
-q E, -5    395
-q S, -5    393

Any thoughts?

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post May 12 2013, 17:04
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Thanks, TBeck. I guess the demand is going to be limited what with lossyWAV's modest use and TAK's limited device support compared to FLAC (and Wavpack which is in Rockbox) so lumbering people with extra features for a small userbase isn't terribly worthwhile unless lossyTAK becomes more widely used.

Thanks, lvqcl. Using Wavpack with --merge-blocks option may be a better option than FLAC for a user with a Rockbox DAP and this type of content. I noticed the switch was absent from one example in the lossyWAV Wiki (now edited) but was present in the fb2k and EAC lossyWV examples, so I'm glad you mentioned it here.
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