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Foobar2000 vs. EAC for FLAC ripping?, [moved from fb2k: General]
binar
post Sep 11 2012, 01:59
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Fellow Forum Members,
I'm using Foobar 2000 to rip my music collection over to FLAC format. I have it set to level 5 compression level. Is that all I need to concern myself with in order to get the best quality audio file? Are there any other parameters I should know about that require I tinker with in order to get best quality audio?

Lastly, many years ago I used EAC to rip some of my CDs over to Lame MP3. I remember EAC having some error correction feature. Does Foobar2000 have something similar? In short, if EAC and Foobar2000 are setup with the same FLAC ripping paremeters, and both rip the same CD on the same hardware. Will the resulting two sets of FLAC files be identical to each other or differ in quality? Just wondering how these two apps compare against each other when put head to head with the same parameters. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. :)
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Michael Sargent
post Sep 11 2012, 20:52
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QUOTE (binar @ Sep 10 2012, 20:59) *
... level 5 compression ... to get best quality audio?


FLAC is Lossless (that's the L in FLAC). The compression level has nothing to do whatsoever with the audio quality. It only affects the size of the file on disk. Most people have no problems with level 9 compression so you can save some disk space by using level 9. But it will sound identical.


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