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Cantrip
2008-04-03, 07:38 PM
Why does my flac front end run so slow? Just dl'd it after reformating my OS and its just crawling. Don't have any other programs running. ????

Thanks

paddington
2008-04-03, 10:29 PM
do you mean it encodes slowly, or what, specifically?

Cantrip
2008-04-03, 10:48 PM
The decoding takes forever.

mooncusser
2008-04-03, 11:04 PM
Have you tried Trader's Little Helper?

pmonk
2008-04-03, 11:18 PM
The decoding takes forever.


What level are you decoding at?

rspencer
2008-04-03, 11:25 PM
The decoding takes forever.


What level are you decoding at?

Shouldn't matter. Decoding usually takes the same amount of time (within seconds) regardless of level. Encoding can vary dramatically dependant on the level of compression (8 taking the longest).

jaygs
2008-04-04, 02:53 AM
Check for any background processes and the size of your swap space.

paddington
2008-04-04, 10:44 AM
What level are you decoding at?

Shouldn't matter. Decoding usually takes the same amount of time (within seconds) regardless of level. Encoding can vary dramatically dependant on the level of compression (8 taking the longest).

the only thing I can think of that would slow down decoding (which is FLAC's strong point) would be a fragged-up hard drive with little free-space. If the heads are having to fly around to write the decoded file, it could decrease performace big time. An avg FLAC file shou dtake about 2-3 seconds to completely decode to WAV.

Check your har drive's frag state (take a screenshot) and free space and report back.

Cantrip
2008-04-04, 10:52 AM
Okies. I'm at work now, but I'll try and do that tonight. Brand new hard drive (1TB WD)so wouldn't think that would be the problem. I am using Traders Little Helper.

Thanks.

Cantrip
2008-04-04, 08:12 PM
I couldnt figure out how to post the screenshot, but the drive FFE is on didn't need to be defragged. theres only like 67 out of 500 gigs used up.