> I disagree with you (and this forum should be able to handle a
> difference of opinion I would hope)
> First off; I have compared FLAC file sizes with WAV sizes and you are
> way off beam sunshine, and I suggest in future that you back up your
> facts before you post mindlessly, my analysis suggests that if I use
> FLAC, then my file sizes only reduce by about 52%, given that hard
> drives are absurdly cheap, and that I use X-RAID on my ReadyNAS box, it
> really does not matter to me, you may have smaller hard drives and
> budget constraints which force you to use FLAC, that is your problem,
> and to be honest why should either of us really care, I thank you for
> your advice which may have had some merit 5 years ago, but all of my
> music collection is ripped to wav (Redbook) and if I want to convert to
> anything in the future (maybe FLAC maybe not) I will be handily placed
> to do so if I want to for whatever reason.
> Second; andyg (slimdevices developer) is on record as saying, and I
> "SBS supports ID3-tagged WAV files but the ID3 tag has to be in a RIFF
> chunk called 'ID32' or 'ID3 '"
> I much prefer to have it from the horses mouth rather than your
> misguided belief that SBS cannot read ID3 tags in WAV files, if you
> don't believe Andy, then just rip any CD to WAV on your computer,
> download Audioshell (freeware)and then open "Windows Explorer", right
> click on the WAV file, and hit "Properties", use "AudioShell Tag
> Editor" and enter some info, then get SBS to do a rescan and search for
> the CD, let me know if that works, just purely for the sake of it, so we
> can get away from the stupid assumption that you cannot tag WAV files
> anymore, it's so last century :-)
So your "analysis" shows a 52% reduction going from WAV to FLAC. That
means the WAV is 2.08 times larger than the FLAC. Which happens to fit
neatly within my estimate of "2-3 times larger". I don't know how I
could have been so "mindlessly off the beam". And of course, the
compression ratio is not a universal single number, is it is also a
function of the complexity of the music and the compression level
setting in FLAC.
As for tagging, I never said it couldn't be done. I said WAV doesn't
have "proper" tagging support. The fact is that there is no _standard_
for tagging WAV files. Obviously it can be done. And it can be broken
tomorrow, or going from one piece of software to another.
This forum not only tolerates disagreements, but also the
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