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

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+la at mega-nerd.com
Tue Jul 16 01:40:57 PDT 2013

Leigh Dyer wrote:

> 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.

Very interesting and definitely something we'd like to fix.

I'm going to have a try at recreating this problem on a smaller file.

Erik de Castro Lopo

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