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Old 2007-08-21, 04:45 AM
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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

I haven't got audaccity on this comp but I believe it can do this... just have to be very careful to set the export quality in the preferences to the correct bit depth and sample rate ... so that's a bit of a headache. I'm using CEP which makes it very easy, but not a free prog.

However I've found a simple (and somewhat slower) method...

use flac frontend (flac.sourceforge.net), drop the aif file in, set compression to minimum (for speed), then convert to flac. clear flac frontend, then add the flac just created and hit 'decode'. it will give a proper wav file. the flac file that results from this can just be deleted, its just a stepping stone.

I just tested this and it worked great with a 16bit/44.1kHz AIF file. 24bit should be no problem, either. maybe I can double-check that tomorrow just to be sure.

also I gotta read the rest of this humungo thread!!
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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

I thought you mods read everything!
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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

ps I'm assuming that GRC is on PC since he mentions using EAC.

shit, I have to read this thread ... where is GRC getting AIF files from on a PC, I wonder?? Everything I use on my PC is WAV unless I go out of my way to make AIF because somebody wants it for their mac.
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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

The data CDs his Alesis Masterlink burns are in .aif format. The stacks of CDs will eventually cost more than a bit accurate sound card from someone like M-Audio, though. The Alesis has a coax out, but no USB or firewire.
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Old 2007-08-21, 04:59 AM
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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

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ps I'm assuming that GRC is on PC since he mentions using EAC.

shit, I have to read this thread ... where is GRC getting AIF files from on a PC, I wonder?? Everything I use on my PC is WAV unless I go out of my way to make AIF because somebody wants it for their mac.
Thanks for dropping in to help.

I'm on a PC - right now.

All will be revealed regarding the source of the AIFs when you 'start from the very beginning; a very good place to start' .....

Regards, Graham
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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

Darn, Tubular beat you to it!
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Old 2007-08-21, 05:04 AM
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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

okay, I'm reading along now...

just put the aif files in flac frontend without renaming and set the compression level to 8, verify enabled, align on sector boundaries enabled. all the other checkboxes should be empty (disabled). then hit 'encode' and bob's yer uncle.
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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

Just as well, 'cos I'm finding my command line skills with shntool are VERY rusty .....

"CD T:\torrent data files" is a valid 'change directory' command, isn't it ...?

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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

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okay, I'm reading along now...

just put the aif files in flac frontend without renaming and set the compression level to 8, verify enabled, align on sector boundaries enabled. all the other checkboxes should be empty (disabled). then hit 'encode' and bob's yer uncle.
FLAC frontend sez "Only WAV files can be encoded!" (and the exclamation point is in the error, just to make sure you get the message.....)

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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

Graham, for the sake of simplicity try flac frontend to go aif>flac

then use tlh on the resulting flac set after that for len check, fingerprints etc etc

tlh doesn't support aif but flac frontend does.
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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

Doesn't look like Frontend supports .aif here ....

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Old 2007-08-21, 05:23 AM
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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

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FLAC frontend sez "Only WAV files can be encoded!" (and the exclamation point is in the error, just to make sure you get the message.....)

Regards, Graham
well shit that's bizarre because I just tested it on my system using flac frontend 1.7.1 etree edition maybe its because I tested with a 16bit/44.1kHz aif file.

anyhow, my insomnia is reaching its limit... I'll put audacity on this computer tomorrow and we'll get this sorted out somehow.
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Old 2007-08-21, 05:26 AM
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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

or there is always shntool command line with the aiff plugin.
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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

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Old 2007-08-21, 05:31 AM
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Re: Recommendations for ripping 16-bit and 24-bit to flac

Well, that was easy! Import to Audacity, and export as .wav !!!!

Just need to upload the wav converted to flac and see who can play it, now!

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