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Old 2007-08-21, 02:04 AM
Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

I just tested a 24/96 .wav in shntool:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Tube>cd C:\

C:\>shntool len les2007-08-11.mk41v.m222.mk21.cmc6.flac24/*.wav
length expanded size cdr WAVE problems filename
3:37.425 125236988 cxx -- ----- les2007-08-11.mk41v.m222.mk21.
3:37.425 125236988 B (total for 1 file, 1.0000 over
all compression ratio)


I then renamed the extension to .aif, and the file wouldn't play in foobar2000 v0.9.4.3. TLH also choked on it.

Then I renamed it back to its original .wav extension, and the file played back in foobar2000 fine, and I got the same shntool result as above. TLH also accepted it.

I don't think renaming the extension has any impact; I think the header reverts back to the .wav format upon renaming. Oh shit, just thought of this: GRC, do you have your Windows system set to show file extensions? The default is to hide them. Thanks Bill Gates. Go to any folder on your desktop or C:\ drive or anywhere and go to Tools > Folder Options > View > make sure the 'Hide extensions for known file types' box is UNCHECKED. Then hit 'apply', then 'ok'. That should do it.

Last edited by Tubular; 2007-08-21 at 02:10 AM.
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