[flac-dev] Looking for users of --keep-foreign-metadata

David Willmore davidwillmore at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 20:44:38 UTC 2022

If a --force-* option fails, shouldn't it error out instead?  Scripts
aren't going to pick up on a warning, but they should pick up on an errored
exit code (or they're just not written well enough to care).

On Wed, Nov 2, 2022 at 2:20 PM Martijn van Beurden <mvanb1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Op wo 2 nov. 2022 om 13:48 schreef Martijn van Beurden <mvanb1 at gmail.com>:
> > Perhaps an option --force-stored-foreign-metadata could be added to
> > have FLAC blindly use the foreign metadata chunks and data chunk
> > headers. I think this might result in invalid files (wrong chunk
> > sizes) in corner cases, for example when a FLAC file has been altered
> > (shortened/lengthened) but the chunks haven't been updated. I think
> > that might be the reason for the current behaviour.
> >
> Perhaps the middle ground here is to let FLAC output as it does now,
> but warn the users when it differs from what is stored?
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