[Flac] frames number & compression level

Santiago Jimeno sjimeno at ya.com
Tue Jan 27 08:04:25 PST 2009

If compression level  is not default (!=5), is it stored?
If compression level  is stored in some case, where I can find it?

Frames number works OK according to your instructions. Thank you

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Josh Coalson" <xflac at yahoo.com>
To: "Santiago Jimeno" <sjimeno at ya.com>; <flac at xiph.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 7:43 AM
Subject: Re: [Flac] frames number & compression level

> --- Santiago Jimeno <sjimeno at ya.com> wrote:
>> I am making a program to obtain information from FLAC files in Visual
>> Basic. NET language. 
>> If somebody needs it I can send it. I can also translate it to C #.
>> But I have read the documentation and I have looked for in sdk 1.2.2
>> and I don't find how to get the frames number of the file and the
>> used compression level (5 default and others)
> compression level is not stored by default.  if the stream is fixed
> blocksize (min and max blocksize in the streaminfo is the same) the
> total number of frames can be calculated by dividing the number of
> samples (also in streaminfo) by blocksize.
> http://flac.sourceforge.net/format.html#metadata_block_streaminfo

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