How to reencode flac files with different settings

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tapx
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How to reencode flac files with different settings

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Hi,

I am considering reencoding my flac files with the highest compression rate.

I just want to be sure I am not missing something before I try, since it is going to take a few hours.

So with proper settings, and an additional cover file in each folder, Xrecode III should be able to re-encode the source files with the same tags and include the cover picture in the flac files.

Are there any limitations to the tags xrecode can import-export ?

Do you expect some quality loss ? (If I understand well xrecode first converts the flac file to wave before re-encoding it with libflac.dll)

Thanks for your comments.
Tapx
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Re: How to reencode flac files with different settings

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Yes, all tags will be retained and re-encoding will happen on the fly, i.e. no WAV will be created in between.
tapx
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Re: How to reencode flac files with different settings

Post by tapx »

Ok I get it for the tags but I am still curious about the recoding.

On the fly recoding is equivalent to : -6 flac file -> original wav file -> -8 flac file (thus no loss) ?

I am curious about how this works with libflac. It seems magical ;)

[EDIT]

Made a test (call me paranoid)

recoded a -6 flac file with xrecode to -8 flac

extract -6 flac -> wav = wav <- extract -8 flac

removed tags since it seems some path info is included

No loss since you get the same wav file.

[EDIT]

Thanx,
Tapx
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