Hi all,

Downloaded some songs from Qobuz yesterday and before converting to FLAC with my personalised tags I added the "Source" tag in the raw AIFF files from Qobuz. While dBpoweramp was applying this tag I could see that the file sizes shrunk which led me to do a bit comparison between the files - have pasted it below. Looks like dBpa drops samples when applying this tag (or any other tag for that matter) but curiously not for ALL files. The first set consist of the files I have dragged into tunes to do some file tagging and then dragged out again to apply the Source tag with dBpa. The second set is the raw Qobuz downloads without anything applied.

Log file:

Differences found in 6 out of 11 track pairs.


Comparing:
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\01 Crazy Crazy Nights.aif"
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\AIFF (24-96) copy\01-01-Kiss-Crazy_Crazy_Nights-SMR.aif"
Length mismatch : 3:46.806094 vs 3:46.806104, 21773385 vs 21773386 samples


Comparing:
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\02 I'll Fight Hell to Hold You.aif"
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\AIFF (24-96) copy\01-02-Kiss-I_ll_Fight_Hell_To_Hold_You-SMR.aif"
Length mismatch : 4:08.946969 vs 4:08.946979, 23898909 vs 23898910 samples


Comparing:
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\03 Bang Bang You.aif"
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\AIFF (24-96) copy\01-03-Kiss-Bang_Bang_You-SMR.aif"
No differences in decoded data found.


Comparing:
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\04 No, No, No.aif"
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\AIFF (24-96) copy\01-04-Kiss-No_No_No-SMR.aif"
No differences in decoded data found.


Comparing:
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\05 Hell or High Water.aif"
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\AIFF (24-96) copy\01-05-Kiss-Hell_Or_High_Water-SMR.aif"
No differences in decoded data found.


Comparing:
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\06 My Way.aif"
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\AIFF (24-96) copy\01-06-Kiss-My_Way-SMR.aif"
Length mismatch : 4:03.955521 vs 4:03.955531, 23419730 vs 23419731 samples


Comparing:
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\07 When Your Walls Come Down.aif"
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\AIFF (24-96) copy\01-07-Kiss-When_Your_Walls_Come_Down-SMR.aif"
Length mismatch : 3:23.342323 vs 3:23.342333, 19520863 vs 19520864 samples


Comparing:
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\08 Reason to Live.aif"
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\AIFF (24-96) copy\01-08-Kiss-Reason_To_Live-SMR.aif"
Length mismatch : 4:00.081844 vs 4:00.081854, 23047857 vs 23047858 samples


Comparing:
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\09 Good Girl Gone Bad.aif"
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\AIFF (24-96) copy\01-09-Kiss-Good_Girl_Gone_Bad-SMR.aif"
No differences in decoded data found.


Comparing:
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\10 Turn on the Night.aif"
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\AIFF (24-96) copy\01-10-Kiss-Turn_On_The_Night-SMR.aif"
No differences in decoded data found.


Comparing:
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\11 Thief in the Night.aif"
"D:\foobar Bitcompare (WAV vs FLAC)\Crazy Nights (2014 Remaster)\AIFF (24-96) copy\01-11-Kiss-Thief_In_The_Night-SMR.aif"
Length mismatch : 4:04.204865 vs 4:04.204875, 23443667 vs 23443668 samples