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Flac To Flac Transcode Increases File Size?, [TOS #6: moved from General Audio]
sgold
post Jul 15 2012, 19:11
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Hello.

Does anybody know why transcoding from flac to flac gives a slight increase In file size?
I noticed this when transcoding a -8 flac track to -8 flac, despite not changing anything about the file structure, tags etc..

The reason I was initially doing this was to see if I could remove embedded artwork and match the pre-embedded artwork file size by transcoding flac to flac. However i noticed an increase In file size was being observed even on a basic, minimal-tagged flac file.

The transcodes were made using dBpoweramp's music converter.

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Scott
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sgold
post Jul 15 2012, 20:22
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For example I tried a 15mb flac 1.2.1 -8 encoded file and transcoded the file using dBpoweramp's music converter to the same flac 1.2.1, only to observe the following file difference...

15,861,375 bytes (pre-conversion)

15,877,985 bytes (post-conversion)

This sort of increase has occurred with each file I've tried, but cannot see why the two files In each case should not be exactly the same size?

Apologies for choosing the wrong thread. First post and all...
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