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    Encountered 'FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_SEARCH_FOR_FRAME_SYNC' in FLAC File ...

    I am converting FLAC to ALAC. What does this message mean? Is the converted file OK?

    I also get files with
    1. FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_READ_FRAME or
    2. FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_READ_METADATA
    Last edited by MrRalph; 01-27-2009 at 12:47 PM.

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    Re: Encountered 'FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_SEARCH_FOR_FRAME_SYNC' in FLAC File ...

    Means the FLAC files are corrupted?

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    Re: Encountered 'FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_SEARCH_FOR_FRAME_SYNC' in FLAC File ...

    I've encountered a couple of these lately, I foudn out as I were doing a test conversion. As a matter of fact, it happened just now. The file ripped perfectly and I have the FLAC encoder set to verify. Five minutes later I do a test conversion and I get the same message as above, i.e. the 'FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_SEARCH_FOR_FRAME_SYNC'.

    I'm using Reference 13.1 with FLAC Release 12 (1.2.1).

    What's causing this?
    Last edited by dhlstrm; 01-29-2009 at 10:12 AM. Reason: clarification

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    Re: Encountered 'FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_SEARCH_FOR_FRAME_SYNC' in FLAC File ...

    The error is whilst the FLAC file is decoding it encounters an error within FLAC. Ifthe FLAC file passed verification, could be CPU / memory related, a dBpoweramp Issue, or HDD corruption. Try moving the file to another PC and see if it can decode it.

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    Re: Encountered 'FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_SEARCH_FOR_FRAME_SYNC' in FLAC File ...

    Thank you for your reply, Spoon.

    I have since investigated the issue a little further but unfortunately am only further confused.

    How about this: I ran a conversion today on a file that tested OK a while back (it was also encoded with "Verify" enabled), but this time I received the MISSING_SYNC error. Six hours later, it passes the test conversion, repeatedly (and confirmed by flac.exe).

    I don't know what to believe, except maybe that the actual files are indeed fine. I would normally suspect bad RAM, but the computer works well in general, passes memory tests and we're talking a ridiculously small number of cases.

    More often than not, the supposedly corrupt files have been ones that I've listened to frequently. Surely it can't be Foobar and/or some metadata issues, can it?

    If I find something out that may cast some light on this, I'll post here again.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Encountered 'FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_SEARCH_FOR_FRAME_SYNC' in FLAC File ...

    Something is not consistent on your system.

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    Re: Encountered 'FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_SEARCH_FOR_FRAME_SYNC' in FLAC File ...

    Indeed! But what, if not bad RAM? HD corruption probably isn't it, either.

    I initially suspected that somehow the tagging app (Picard) I use as a last step screwed with things, but I've found no evidence of that. And yesterday's fixed-by-itself file is perplexing, I certainly haven't seen that happen before.

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