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linuxjamil 06-02-2008 04:52 PM

Cannot convert .wav file with flac
Dear All

I am unable to encode a file with flac.

My command was : flac --best test.wav

but it shows message with error like :

# flac --best bugsbunny1.wav

flac 1.1.0, Copyright (C) 2000,2001,2002,2003 Josh Coalson
flac comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are
welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions. Type `flac' for details.

options: -P 4096 -b 4608 -m -l 12 -e -q 0 -r 0,6

bugsbunny1.wav: ERROR initializing encoder


Flac version was flac-1.1.0
Distro is - Fedora Core 1

Plz tell me what is the error and convey the right command

DragonM15 06-02-2008 05:17 PM

This site uses a different tool entitled shntool to convert wav to flac.

The tool that they use to convert waves to flac for fedora

Hope this helps,

DragonM15 06-02-2008 05:18 PM

On another note.

Try: flac -8 inputfile outputfile -8 represents the highest quality where -0 represents the lowest. Hope this helps


linuxjamil 06-03-2008 05:11 PM

flac error
not working like flac -b *.wav out.flac

all the time it is saying ERROR Initializing encoder

DragonM15 06-04-2008 01:52 AM

ARe you trying to make multiple .wav files into a single flac file? In that case I would probably make all the waves into one large one... Im not entirely sure if flac has the capability to convert multiple waves to a single flac.... Might have to look into it.


DragonM15 06-04-2008 02:19 AM

I was tinkering with flac.... I can convert multiple waves into their respected names flac filenames via

flac -8 *.wav
This automatically converts all wav files in that directory to their flac counterparts.
If I use flac -b you have to put a blocksize number. I dont believe this is the option you wanted?


DragonM15 06-07-2008 03:02 PM

Did you get it to work?


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