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FLAC & WMAL (need some input)
Koffee
post Sep 28 2010, 01:06
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Hey fellow audiophiles. I just want to know if I should go through with converting 390 albums in WMAL to FLAC. I'm thinking of switching to Foobar because I don't have a Zune anymore and the Zune software takes up a good amount of resources. OR should I just stay as is and convert any new audio to WMAL forever? Need some input please.
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DragonQ
post Oct 1 2010, 12:35
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WMAL actually gives better compression ratios than FLAC level 8 most of the time. If you're not bothered about a few MB here per album, you might as well leave them as they are. If in the future you need to have them in FLAC format (for a portable media player, for example) then you can just do a batch convert in Foobar overnight. smile.gif

Do future rips in FLAC unless you're using other programs that don't support it.

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HTS
post Jan 13 2012, 05:24
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QUOTE (DragonQ @ Oct 1 2010, 06:35) *
WMAL actually gives better compression ratios than FLAC level 8 most of the time.

I could of sworn that this was the case. But right now in my tests FLAC level 8 actually beat out WMA by a few megabytes.

Hasn't FLAC stopped being updated since 2007?

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Porcus
post Jan 13 2012, 09:00
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QUOTE (HTS @ Jan 13 2012, 05:24) *
Hasn't FLAC stopped being updated since 2007?


Yes, libFLAC versions 1.2.1, 1.2.0 and 1.1.4 were all from 2007, and 1.1.4 from February 13th was the last that improved compression.
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