[flac-dev] Flac compression levels?

Xavier Morel catch-all at masklinn.net
Tue Mar 12 12:37:31 PDT 2013

On 2013-03-12, at 20:00 , Declan Kelly wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 12:36:29PM +0100, catch-all at masklinn.net wrote:
>>> now is it just a coincidence,
>> It is, testing on a >6mn piece (Endless, Nameless from Nirvana's
>> Nevermind, 6:21)
> Does that track have a long period of silence in the middle?
> (...checks Discogs...)
> Nope: "Endless, Nameless" comes after 10 minutes silence after the end
> of "Something In The Way", and all are indexed on the CD as track 12.
> I'm just mentioning this because I'm pretty sure that FLAC doesn't
> compress as tightly as it could when the source file has lots of
> absolute silence in it.

The track was split out as track 13 and the silence removed, there are a
pair of seconds of silence at the end but none otherwise.

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