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FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is a codec (compressor-decompressor) which allows digital audio to be losslessly compressed such that file size is reduced without any information being lost.

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ncmpcpp not displaying tag comment

I use the comment tag to list the orchestra for my classical music (all flac) with puddletag. Clementine has no problem displaying this, but when I try this with ncmpcpp the player treats this tag as ...
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FLAC metadata analytics software

I have a large music library in FLAC files, organized thanks to EasyTag. I would like to know if is there a software capable of generating quantitative reports (and graphics) with these FLAC files ...
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mp3 support on Xubuntu 20.04 / guaydeque

I just installed Xubuntu 20.04, and am currently working to get mp3/flac-support going. First, I did install various players to try the look & feel (Clementine, Rhythmbox, QuodLibet ...) & ...
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Automated Ripping Machine (ARM) - ripping to flac, not ripping to mp3

So I configured ARM and it was working correctly for flac files. However when I set it up for mp3 (I am doing it for someone else end they prefer mp3) it is not working. As for the logs: [2019-11-...
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Converting from shorten (.shn) audio files with error: "failed to read data from input file using format"

Since I can't find the answer here and I would like to be able to do so the next time I need to do this, here is how to convert shorten (.shn) audio files to another format that ffmpeg can handle (e.g....
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Convert folders with opus

I have this command to convert all .flac files from a directory to .opus for flacfile in *.flac ;do opusenc --bitrate 64 "$flacfile" "${flacfile%.flac}.opus" ;done What command should I use to do ...
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How to burn an Audio DVD

I bought some 192KHZ, 24 Bit FLAC Files. I would like to burn these to an audio DVD so I can play them through my Blu Ray player on my home system. How would I go about doing this?
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How to use opusdec to convert .flac's to .opus recursively, whilst maintaining directory structure in the destination folder?

Something like this but with those two functionalities, please.
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removing all image metadata using the command line using metaflac

If an image/cover art is added to a flac file using metaflac --import-picture-from="/tmp/del/image_jpg.jpg" "/tmp/del/test.flac" I can delete all metadata from a flac file using metaflac --remove-...
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Special characters in cue files: shnsplit breaks

I am using the following one-liner to split my flac file with cue sheet into several flac files: shntool split -f "Album.cue" -o flac -t '%n - %p - %t' "Album.flac" Problem is: when the title in the ...
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shnsplit failing to split multiple .flac files

I am on Xubuntu 17.10 trying to split a .flac album file into tracks. When running the command shnsplit -f "Master Of Puppets.cue" -o "flac flac -s -o %f -" "Side A.flac" shnplit responds with: ...
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How to transcode FLAC to mp3 on the fly

I am using minidlna / ReadyMedia-Server to stream my music files in my network. Unfortunately one of my players is unable to read FLAC files, so I am looking into a solution on how to transcode all ...
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Cannot split .ape file with flacon

I have CDImage.ape and CDImage.cue files that I want to convert to separate FLAC files using flacon. Converting first with ffmpeg the .ape file to .flac and then splitting it with flacon and the ...
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Read .mp3 files from an USB stick, is it possible?

Is it possible to configure an USB stick (or a external disk) to access/use the hardware of my computer, which I know works, but can't be accessed/used by Ubuntu, to obtain an audio output up from the ...
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Is there a way in Ubuntu to rip a CD to FLAC and add ReplayGain tags automatically?

I'm planning to rip my full CD collection (probably more than 100 CDs*) to FLAC with CDparanoia and ReplayGain tags added. Over the years, I used different codecs and quality options for them, ...
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how to burn music to CD using .cue and .flac files

I want to archive my cd collection using Rubyripper, but I am unable to burn the music back to disc using the .cue files Rubyripper generates. The previous post on SE - here - dodges the ability to ...
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How to rip an audio CD into flac

Hello I tried to rip some Audio CDs into the lossless flac format. Flac has different compression rates and multiple arguments which can be passed. Normally I like to use flac with the argument -V8 ...
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Convert several .FLAC albums to .MP3 from gmusicbrowser

I have my large FLAC library separated by folder, each album, and all FLAC perfecty tagged, etc I want to convert one or more albums to mp3, but from the gmusicbrowser itself. AFAIK there is no option ...
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How to prevent Pulseaudio from downsampling

How to prevent Pulseaudio from downsampling my music when played? The target is to be able to play lossless formats without any loss. Using Kubuntu 16.04
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Use abcde to produce high quality flac and mp3 output with album art under Xenial?

Xenial Xerus has a nice modern version of abcde: andrew@athens:~$ abcde -v | head -n 1 This is abcde v2.7.1. I would like to use this to produce: High quality mp3 files for my portable player ...
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Batch-convert and split .ape with .cue to .flac in various folders from terminal

I have a 44GB (yes, forty-four) folder of .ape CD files. Each .ape is a complete CD, and there is usually a .cue file along with each .ape. I need to convert but not split these, since there's no cue ...
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Converting DSD-Audio (.dsf, .dff) to Flac

so I have got a couple of SACD rips from my Windows-PC as .dsf files on my Hard-Drive. Now I would like to eventually encode those in opus , to play them on my phone. To be able to do that, I need to ...
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Flac player stops when other sounds play

I have a question about my music player in Ubuntu 14.04 I'm using gmusicbrowser 1.1.14 with a flac plug-in to play flac (flac123 0.0.11). It doesn't matter which song I play, they all have the same ...
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App to get audio file information like what mkvinfo does for mkv files

Does anyone know of an app that can get the file information of a file like flac and wav files? An app like mkvinfo but for audio files for flac and wav files? Thanks An example is below of what ...
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Capturing Metadata off Music CD during file transfer [duplicate]

When I transfer.wav files off a music CD to my /Music folder on my hard drive the metadata (song/artist information) is not present. I can look at the music CD with, say, Rhythmbox and see the song/...
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Use metaflac to rename .flac files from flac tags recursively

I am trying to rename a bunch of songs using metaflac (sudo apt-get install flac) from their respective tags recursively, because I'm dealing with an unknown number of subfolders. Output should be: $...
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How to specify flac compression level when converting with avconv?

I am trying to convert some aac files to flac files, because aac is not supported by another device I use. After some multiple attempts to find a solution, searching the Internet, I finally read that ...
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How do I convert WAV to FLAC and FLAC to OGG?

How do I convert a Waveform Audio File (".wav") to the Free Lossless Audio Codec (".flac")? In addition, how do I convert Free Lossless Audio Codec (".flac") files to Ogg Vorbis (".ogg") files, for ...
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Flac files play for only five seconds

Using Ubuntu 14.04. Flac files only play for five seconds in Audacity and moc, then skip to next file in playlist. Files seem to be intact. I can't seem to find anything relevant on this issue.
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Play tracks from a FLAC file

Is there any music player to show tracks of an album when a single FLAC file is played? cuetools can split the album file into song files, but I do not want to change the FLAC single file. I just ...
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Native flac .cue splitter

I have some .flac albums I ripped as one big file to save some space (Lossless CD rips are roughly 500MB each). Now that I have more storage I would like to split them back to their original files. ...
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banshee doesn't accept FLAC [closed]

banshee --> "Import Media" "files" ---> selecting a song in .flac format does not show up in banshee library. Fails for multple different .flac files. The .flac files play perfectly fine in other ...
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APE + CUE in Rhythmbox

I can open ape file in my Rhythmbox and it plays ok. But it doesn't fetch cue file, so I can't see songs list, only one line in the player with huge duration. What should I do to configure Rhythmbox? ...
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How can I delete files based on (flac) metadata?

I have several folders with both FLAC 24/96 and 16/44.1 files. I want to delete the 24-bit/96 KHz files, but leave the others. How do I do this from the command line? Is there a way to systematically ...
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Downloading flac with transmission

I am new to using transmission to d/l FLAC pkgs from Archive.org. I notice the files are huge, and include ogg vorbit and two versions of MP3. Is it possible to configure so I only get FLAC and ...
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Batch split large FLACs to mp3 using sox or similar

I have about 50x 1 hour long flac files (audiobooks), each of which I need to encode into (approx.) 10 minute long segments at a convenient silence point (+ or - 30 seconds either side of 10 minutes). ...
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How to rip an audio track in flac from a DVD video?

More and more audio CD are sold together with a DVD video containing bonus tracks. I want to rip only the audio part of those videos using a losseless audio codec, ideally flac for me. Is there an ...
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Music lags/ hiccups when I seek using any Banshee or Rhthmbox

I have been using Linux for years now and this has never been a problem. but on my latest system [Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome Classic Session] It has been.. hiccuping is the best I can describe it. It ...
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Is transcoding 24bit FLAC to 16bit OggVorbis an issue?

I have a bunch of HQ recordings as FLAC with 24bit resolution. They take too much space on my Android device, and Ogg achieves transparent sound (particularly when on the go with noise around me) at ...
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On-the-fly conversion of FLAC to MP3 when syncing with Android?

I have a large collection of FLAC music files which I would like to sync to my Android phone. However, the FLAC files are very large...and before I bother to create a seperate MP3 music library it ...
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Show image tags of flac on Nautilus

When I was on Arch Linux, using gnome-shell, nautilus was able to show all images tagged on my music files using Easytag as thumbnails. I am using Ubuntu now, with gnome-shell, but for some reason, ...
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How to convert AC3 to Flac and apply a delay?

I have a MKV video file. The audio track is ac3. I extracted the AC3 and now want to convert it to Flac. But I need to add a delay/offset of 150ms. The offset should be permanent; the actual duration ...
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Rhythmbox won't import or play flac files

I have a new installation of 12.04 and I just copied over all my music to the ~/Music folder. Rhythmbox found all the mp3 and ogg files, but it refuses to import flac files. They simply do not appear ...
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How do I mount a .cue/.wav

I have a .cue file which points to a .flac How can I mount the image as if it were an audio CD? Is it necessary to decode the .flac file into .wav and edit the cue sheet to point to a .wav file ...
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Banshee stops autoplaying, I must manually click on the song to play

When I use banshee I usually shuffle my library of music ~3000 songs mostly in flac. Sometimes it reaches a song and stops playing, it has the song lined up but never plays. I have to manually double ...
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How can I recursively check folders with flac files for corruption?

Something caused to damage some of my flac files, and to find out which ones I need to rerip, I would like to get a list containing only the damaged files. How I do it now: Open a terminal in a ...
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Rhythmbox won't play streaming flac files

My music collection is stored in flac format on a network-attached Ubuntu Server 12.04 box. I used to be able to play my music by streaming it over the network to my laptop which runs Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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How to enable thumbnails for flac files in Nautilus?

Somehow I managed it to get thumbnails for flac audio files, which have covers included in their tags, to show up in Ubuntu version 11.10. But since I reinstalled for Ubuntu 12.04, they don't show up ...
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How to convert ALAC to FLAC?

I have some ALAC files (.m4a) that I want to convert to FLAC (.flac). How can I do this?
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How to convert WMA lossless to FLAC?

I have some CDs that I want to convert to FLAC. Banshee can't find their metadata, but Windows Media Player can. I figured there are two workarounds: Rip all CDs using Windows Media Player WMA-...
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