[flac-dev] exhaustive-model-search issue results in multi-gigabyte FLAC file

Martijn van Beurden mvanb1 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 01:31:02 PDT 2013

On 16-07-13 09:07, Leigh Dyer wrote:
> Hi,
> On a particular input file, FLAC (testing with current git) greatly
> inflates its output if I encode at level 7, which enables
> --exhaustive-model-search. The source is a 24-bit WAV file of about
> 60MB; flac -6 encodes this to a 43MB FLAC file, but flac -7 produces a
> 9.1GB (!) file.

That is a very serious bug, as the encoder should always take verbatim 
frames as its baseline. Can you supply the output of flac's analyse 
function (option -a on the command line) to give us some more 
information on what the resulting file looks like?

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