Direct burn of FLAC vs. FLAC-->cdda.
Suppose I have foo.flac, a FLAC format audio file. What's best?
(a) To write foo.flac as-is to an optical media (iso filesystem).
(b) Create a cd translating FLAC format to cdda. I.e.,
I end up with a cdda cd.
In both cases I've got a disk playable by stand-alone cd/dvd players,
provided the player decodes FLAC. But in case (a) there is only one
source of error: namely, that made by the player when playing (I'll
assume there are errors in the decoding process). Besides,
this is a data disc. As such, all information extracted is an exact
replica of the original foo.flac file. While in case
(b) there are two sources of error: one in the process of burning a
cdda disk, cdda lacking some of the layers of error correction data
a Mode-1 CD-ROM has. The other being the same as in case (a).
So, am I right if I say it's best to follow method (a) as preffered to
method (b)? However, these .flac files, when downloaded from a site,
and because they generally are the result of ripped cd's, come in sets
which just fill a cd. They seem thought to recover the original audio
cd. This puts me to think. But being so many people well versed in
these matters, I recurre to the forum. Thanks for reading.