[Flac-dev] Strange output of flac -a
flac-dev at masklinn.net
Thu Jan 22 10:34:07 PST 2009
The `offset` for the first frame (frame 0) of `flac -a` seems to
always been set to 42, along with an insane `bits` value, even when
the flac METADATA block is *much* bigger than 42 bytes. The other
offsets (from frame 1 onwards) seem to be correct.
Is this expected behavior?
For example: 1 Ghosts I (the first track of Ghosts I-IV, the album is
under CC license so you can get the track if you need,I can provide it
Metaflac indicates that there are 5 metadata blocks for a total length
of 311395 bytes (the FLAC tracks of Ghosts I-IV include a ~300k JPEG
image) so the offset for the first frame would be expected to be
around 311500 (the offset for frame 1 is 314030 with a frame size of
This behavior was observed and consistent over half a dozen FLAC
files, and a rapid search on flac's help, the website or google didn't
yield any information on the subject.
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