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Thread: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

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    How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    How Do You Convert Flac to DSD.Have latest version.Is there a manual ?

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    Re: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    Right click on Flac >> Convert to >> choose DSD as the encoder

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    Re: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    Did as you said.All flac files were sent to recycle bin.As I was converting files as they finished one by one they dissappeared.All that was left in folder was picture.What ?

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    Re: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    Ensure you have not added the DSP effect 'Delete Source Files'

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    Re: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    Okay don't have any dsp effect.Click on convert dsd256 let converter go when finished file has not changed to dsd but remains as flac ?

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    Re: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    It will be writing to a different location, convert the same file and click 'List' (top right) before starting the conversion it will show giving the exact location of the files.

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    Re: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    How do I convert the file from flac to dsd keep in same place ? Muisc is on a external ssd.I did convert on album but in music server shoes unknown.I just want to replace the flac file with converted dsd and leave in orginal folder
    Last edited by Outlaw; 11-10-2020 at 03:09 PM.

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    Re: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    Where it says 'output to' click it and choose 'existing source folder'

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    Re: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    Okay why does it leave the flac files in folder so i have both dsd and flac when setting up says to overwrite ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????

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    Re: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    Okay why does it leave the flac files in folder so i have both dsd and flac when setting up says to overwrite ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????

    I think overwrite will only work when filenames are exactly the same. I assume the dsd files and flac files don't have the same file extension (*.flac)? So file names are not identical? Just guessing as I haven't tried converting flac to dsd.

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    Re: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    . afraid to do any more .Just tried to convert from flac to dsd.It ran said finished.File wont play.Check file and says size 0 bytes

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    Re: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    really wish there was a manual.Dont want to mess up my music library anymore

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    Re: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    is there a manual for music convertor ? Again run software convert flac to dsd.File properties show 0 bytes ????????????????

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    Re: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    I could be wrong, but I believe encoding from FLAC (or any codec based on PCM) to DSD is potentially a lossy conversion due to the way DSD works. It's the same way when converting from DSD to PCM.

    PCM: specific analog signal's amplitude values are encoded into codewords of pulses of different weight
    PDM: the relative density of the pulses corresponds to the specific analog signal's amplitude

    Due to DSD (SACD) using pulse-density modulation vs. pulse-code modulation, I do not think a perfect 1:1 conversion is possible due to quantization errors and required lowpass filters

    More info here:
    https://www.mojo-audio.com/blog/dsd-...myth-vs-truth/

    Spoon would likely be able to get more into the technical stuff for this topic than I can though

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    Re: How Do You Convert Flac to DSD

    Try converting a CD quality file to DSD, does that work?

    If not what security software do you have? which might be blocking the DSD encoder.

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