[Flac-dev] FLAC status
M.S.Powell at salford.ac.uk
Tue Jan 2 04:46:20 PST 2001
How's the testing going? I compressed 194 individual .wav files
(totaling 8.54GB) which contained tracks ripped from many varied albums. I
unflacced them and compared their md5 signature with the same from the
original .wav. They were all perfect. I didn't use the -V option just in
case of any chance of mis-reporting. I hope to test it with the complete
collection of ~41GB uncompressed, but it's a matter of finding the time.
I currently have these files compressed using shorten. I was interested
in how much FLAC could improve on this. The figures for the files I
wav shn flac
GB 8.54 5.51 5.11
% 100 64.5 59.8
Extrapolating that over the ~41GB, means it looks like FLAC will save me
~2GB over shorten.
BTW That's shorten 3.1 which puts the seek tables on the end of the .shn
files. Are the .flac files seekable?
Mark Powell - UNIX System Administrator - The University of Salford
Academic Information Services, Clifford Whitworth Building,
Salford University, Manchester, M5 4WT, UK.
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