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Flac 1.13 -> Flac 1.14 and higher compression = bigger files
post Mar 10 2007, 08:46
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I'm trying to convert my files encoded at -5 in version 1.13 to -8 in 1.14. However, they're all getting bigger. I don't understand this. If I was just going from one version to another I'd chalk it up as bad luck. But I'm also putting in a higher compression rate! Help?

EDIT: Nevermind, it's not making it bigger. It appears FLAC is reporting an incorrect compression ratio, unless I'm understanding it wrong. It's reporting rations of like 1.03 and things like that. Shouldn't that be making it bigger? And yet, all the files are smaller.

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post Mar 15 2007, 06:30
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the ratio in flac-to-flac encoding is the new flac size divided by the old flac size. so >1 means it got bigger, which shouldn't be rare in 1.1.3 to 1.1.4. maybe there is something wrong with the calculation. I'll go back and double check.
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post Mar 15 2007, 07:51
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I think there's no need to worry.
I noticed this ratio > 1 also, but only during the last 30-48% of the transcoding. As soon as the process is almost finished, it (in my case always) dropped below 1 to arrive at some 0.98 ratio.
But, true, it's a little strange where this up-and-down comes from...

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