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FLAC tag and file size ?
Xrcr9709
post Feb 21 2012, 15:11
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Hello,

I just noticed that and at a first glance it looks weird to me.

I've encoded 11 FLAC files with FLAC Frontend. I've tagged them (without album cover), but I kept a copy of the untagged files.
When I compare their size, the tagged files and the non-tagged files have the exactly same size (in bytes).
(This changes of course if I add the album cover to the files.)

So why is that that add data to the file doesn't seem to make the file bigger ?
I guess I've used the standard tag files and maybe they have their place reserved even when they are empty ? Or something like that ?


Thank you for the info.
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pdq
post Feb 21 2012, 18:19
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Let's see, a 20 min. FLAC file is already over 100 MB, and you're worried about an extra 64 KB?

Of course, I'm also mystified by people who worry about an extra 0.1 or 0.2% in compression ratio.
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Deep_Elem
post Feb 21 2012, 19:49
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QUOTE (pdq @ Feb 21 2012, 13:19) *
Let's see, a 20 min. FLAC file is already over 100 MB, and you're worried about an extra 64 KB?

Of course, I'm also mystified by people who worry about an extra 0.1 or 0.2% in compression ratio.

I'm not 'worried' about it. But it's pointless and arbitrary to add 64KB of padding to a file just because it's 20 mins long. I have many files that long. They don't deserve 8 times as much padding just for being longer. Why waste harddrive space on it for nothing? I use -P 1024 or -P 2048 in my command line and I get the padding just the way I want it without any worries. I'm sorry if that mystifies you. I am every bit as mystified by why a track needs 64KB of padding just because it's 20 mins long or why there are always people like you who feel the need to berate others for their preferences. I have provided the OP with information that he might find useful. What have you provided of value to this discussion? Very little. But just to be sure, I will remember to run my thoughts past you first before I post them, pdq, so that I won't risk mystifying you in the future.
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