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Thread: Forcing a flac re-encode

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    Forcing a flac re-encode

    Hi,
    I'm currently trying to tidy my flac music library and have found some albums that have very large image files >2MB inside each flac file. I have reduced these to less than 200K but found that no matter what editor I use the file size doesn't diminish. I think the area I've saved gets marked as padding. Is there a way to force a re-encode so that the file size shrinks down?

    Thanks

    Bob.

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    Re: Forcing a flac re-encode

    Have you tried just converting FLAC to FLAC using batch converter?

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    Re: Forcing a flac re-encode

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    Have you tried just converting FLAC to FLAC using batch converter?
    No I have not, It never crossed my mind that I could do that. Do you know that works or are you just suggesting an idea?

    Thanks.

    Bob.

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    Re: Forcing a flac re-encode

    It works.

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    Re: Forcing a flac re-encode

    By far the easiest way (if you have foobar 2000) is to select all the files and right-click Utilities and then Optimize file layout.

    You can even save more space by using Optimize file layout + minimize file size, but note any further changes to tags will be slower because there is no padding at all with this option.

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    Re: Forcing a flac re-encode

    Quote Originally Posted by BOOTP View Post
    By far the easiest way (if you have foobar 2000) is to select all the files and right-click Utilities and then Optimize file layout.

    You can even save more space by using Optimize file layout + minimize file size, but note any further changes to tags will be slower because there is no padding at all with this option.
    Good point

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    Re: Forcing a flac re-encode

    Oh right. Thank you very much.
    Bob.

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    Re: Forcing a flac re-encode

    Yes, I do have Foobar 2000 but. I didn't know it could do that.
    Thanks for that, really interesting, I'll give it a go.
    Bob.

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