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Is there a way to convert flac files to ape?

I need to convert flac files to ape. Googled for that topic, but seems like ape file is outdated, so no solution was found. Any tools, ideas to resolve the problem?
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How to use audio convert with terminal parameter?

I want to convert a set of flac files to aac using best resolution for aac file . I found this tool audio convert but I am missing the man page or a help side. The command works when I use audio-...
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How can I use paplay to play flac files to a PulseAudio sink?

I built a flac file with youtube-dl -x --audio-format flac "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn_zSyYN_0k" I'm trying to play it with paplay but any combination I try I get static. paplay -p --file-...
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Batch convert (decode) audio into multiple formats with ffmpeg

I have a directory with a bunch of CD quality (16bit 44100Hz) wave-files. How can I batch decode those into different formats (lets say FLAC, OGG and MP3) using ffmpeg? Update: here are the commands ...
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What is the best way of getting rid of a symbol (question mark) in hundreds of FLAC files

I recently ripped my 600+ album collection to FLAC, and up until now i never noticed there was something wrong with the files. See the files themselves look normal viewing them from within Mint. And ...
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How to convert all .wav files in subdirectories to .flac?

I have some songs in wav format. I would like to convert them to flac (which is also lossless, but has compression). The solution needs to recurse through subdirectories to find .wav or .WAV files (...
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Lossless audio conversion from FLAC to ALAC using ffmpeg

Both ALAC and FLAC are lossless audio formats and files will usually have more or less the same size when converted from one format to the other. I use ffmpeg -i track.flac track.m4a to convert ...
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Add missing length headers to flac file created by streaming

As I have recently learned, flac files created by piping encoded flac data to STDOUT are missing certain pieces of metadata, in particular information about the length of the recording. Is it ...
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flac: Output to stdout (-c) breaks, same command written to file (-o) works

I am trying to record audio using arecord, encode it to .flac using the flac tool, and then pipe it through a couple more processes (gzip, gpg, but irrelevant here). If I write the result from flac ...
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How do I get song names and artists from mp3 files in a dir?

I have a recovered dir with mp3 and flac files. The names were lost. So all I got is a mess of around 30,000 files iwth names like f30818304.flac I played some and see that the tags in the files are ...
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Converting FLAC with images into OGG with ffmpeg/libvorbis creates corrupt files

I have a script that extracts a specified subset of my music collection. Most of my music is FLAC; since space (and supported formats) may be an issue on the target device (smartphon, car radio, ...) ...
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Optimize find -exec {} with multiple conditions : specific files in a dir and specific subdirectories in this dir

My problem is related to music encoding on my NAS and optimisation of linux find command. I have write a script that is totally functionnal but I am sure this not the best way. To summarize: 1/ ...
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Converting files to OGG with FFMPEG produces an extremely large file

When trying to convert either an mp3 or flac file to ogg, the output ogg file is actually a flac file with a large file size. For instance: running for file in *.mp3; do ffmpeg -i "${file}" "${file/%...
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Broken pipe error when reading stops

I'm trying to make a quick & dirty bash function to compare the audio content of two FLAC files without decoding them into a temp file. With the flac command line tool I'm decoding each file into ...
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Space-efficient Linux filesystem for music disk?

I have an older SSD in my laptop full of static data, mostly FLAC and a few zip files, there's very few files less than 10MB and likewise writes are weekly rather than multiple per second. I'm ...
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Splitting a flac from a cuesheet metadata block

Some flac files apparently have a “cuesheet metadata block”. I know how to split flacs files with shnsplit when I have a separate cuesheet at hand (cf. “How do I split a flac with a cue?”), but how do ...
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convert wav to flac with tags

long story short: I need a script to convert wav files to flac, while taking the file name (minus extension) to place in the song title tag of the flac file. I have about 1200 audio CDs that I ...
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How to reduce size of a FLAC file without damaging its quality?

I got collection of vinyls which I paid for them to be digitized in FLAC. However my Hard Drive is getting full (91% full as of today) and the smallest of these vinyls is 2.3 GB in size! I would ...
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How to burn lossless music to a CD?

I have a bunch of lossless files (.flac and .ape) that I would like to burn on a CD to listen to on any standard CD player (in my old car's for example), but I am unsure how to do it. Specifically I ...
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How to convert WavPack to FLAC?

I need to convert a bunch of .wv files to .flac but I can't seem to find a program to do it. Does anybody know how I can do this? P.S.: I was wondering why Audacity does not support the importing .wv ...
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Flac playback in Iceweasel

Which package provides Flac support in Iceveasel on Debian Wheezy? At http://hpr.dogphilosophy.net/test/ all test clips work except the Flac file.
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Copy FLAC tags to MP3 files?

I have a number of FLAC files that I'm converting into MP3 files with the following: flac -cd file.flac | lame ... - file.mp3 Is there a utility which will copy Vorbis (FLAC and OGG) metadata, ...
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Is there a way to check the losslessness of a FLAC file in Linux?

Let me explain my question with greater detail: I know FLAC is a lossless audio format with respect to the original file; this is, any piece of audio encoded with FLAC will be preserved completely. ...
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Why can I not split a .ape file?

I would like to split a .ape album into individual tracks in .flac format using a .cue sheet. For this I followed a tutorial I found. In short I pass this command to the terminal: cuebreakpoints ...
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Why two .flac files which, allegedly, contain the same data, vary so much in size? [closed]

I would like to know why two .flac files which, allegedly, contain the same data, vary so much in size. I got two .flac files of the same music album (same songs, same track lengths, etc.), but they ...
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How do I convert a TTA file and its CUE sheet into several FLAC files?

I have a sound file encoded in TTA format and a CUE sheet with its metadata. Which tools and commands do I need to convert it and split it into several FLAC files? I tried using ffmpeg to convert the ...
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Cannot build sox with FLAC support

I'm trying to configure and build sox v14.4.1 with FLAC support enabled, on Ubuntu. I have downloaded and installed flac and done an sudo ldconfig (just in case the libs were wrongly linked), but ...
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Convert FLAC files to OGG Vorbis

Are there any Linux tools for transcoding and syncing music directories? I encode my music to FLAC, which I keep on an external hard drive. Some time ago I transcoded this collection to OGG Vorbis, ...
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How to display technical codec info for a FLAC file?

Given a .flac file, how is it possible to query and display the technical info relating to the codec? I looked into man flac with no luck (the --analyze output is not humanly parseable). I'm ...
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convert WAV music library to FLAC on command line and achieve best quality

I would like to produce (nearly) perfect FLAC files by verifying/checking all conversion steps. I'm hoping to do this in a single command, although a short bash script would be acceptable as a second ...
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How do I convert FLAC files to AAC (preferrably VBR 320k+)?

I back my CDs up to FLAC and then transcode to AAC (.m4a) files for portability on my android phone and the wife's iPhone. I had been using XLD on Mac and it does a great job but I'd rather not steal ...
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convert arecord output to flac

I'm trying to convert arecord wav output to flac and it does work in part: pi@raspberrypi /tmp $ arecord -d4 -f dat -t wav -r 48000 -c 2 |flac -f -o message.flac - --channels=1 --sample-rate=16000 ...
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Copy all tags from one FLAC file to another?

Is there a way to copy all tags from one FLAC file to another seamlessly using a command-line tool?
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How to encode huge FLAC files into MP3 and other files like AAC?

My problem is very long recordings, longer than supported by WAV. I'm talking about continuous recordings of around eight hours in length. Now, I do most of my recording using sox into FLAC, which ...
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FLAC correctness using MD5 placed in STREAMINFO

I know from [Sources], that FLAC computes CRC and MD5. What I am afraid that flac --test only does CRC test - as stated in man flac : same as -d except no decoded file is written . How to check flac ...
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MP3+FLAC tag editor for Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which mp3 tagging tool for Linux? Are there any good batch tag editors for Ubuntu/Fedora? Which one is the best?
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Splitting WavPack files when the .cue file and .wv file have different names?

If a directory contains an album encoded as one large .wv file and a .cue file, splitting the entire album into individual .flac tracks is a simple task: $ cuebreakpoints foo.cue | shnsplit -o flac ...
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How do I split a flac with a cue?

I've got a full album flac, and a cue file for it. How can I split this into a flac per track. I'm a KDE user, so I would prefer a KDE/QT way, I would like to see command line and other gui answer's ...
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Mass .flac --> .mp3 transcoding: How to write a shell script that preserves ID3 tag information?

In recent weeks I've gone from a fairly 'hands-on' approach to .flac --> .mp3 transcoding, to one that's far more 'set & forget'. The first step was to stop using a GUI front end (Audacity with a ...