[Flac] uncompressed FLAC
jwhite at cdtag.com
Sat Mar 10 08:51:52 PST 2012
I went looking for that article and stumbled upon this gem.
On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 8:58 AM, Mike. <the.lists at mgm51.com> wrote:
> On 3/9/2012 at 3:56 PM Vladimiro Macedo wrote:
> |What dbPowerAmp does is encapsulate the wav file into a FLAC container
> |without actually compressing it. I guess it can be a bit arguable if
> |can technically call it a FLAC file :)
> |It's like using "Store" mode in RAR, for instance. The idea behing
> |"uncompressed FLAC" is to give the FLAC tagging abilities to people
> |don't want to compress their files. But as WAV is lacking in the tags
> |department (some workarounds, but most players are not compatible with
> |those), dbPowerAmp uses the FLAC structure and inputs the uncompressed
> |data inside.
> |As far as I understood from the webpage, that's it. I don't think that
> |option is available with the command-line flac. I think dbPowerAmp
> |this is me purely speculating, mind you) manually builds the file by
> |adding a FLAC header where the tags can be stored and then inserts the
> |uncompressed wav in the data field of the file or something
> The Absolute Sound magazine is running a four-part series debating and
> "measuring" whether there is an audible difference between WAV and FLAC
> imo, it looks like the purpose of the series is to denigrate FLAC.
> Nothing more, nothing less.
> 34 Computer Audio Quality Part 3
> DR. CHARLES ZEILIG AND JAY CLAWSON CONTINUE THEIR GROUNDBREAKING
> ATTEMPT TO EVALUATE AND QUANTIFY EVERY SONIC VARIABLE IN COMPUTER
> AUDIO. PART THREE OF THIS FOUR-PART SERIES EXPLORES WHETHER FLAC IS
> REALLY SONICALLY TRANSPARENT.
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