View Full Version : FLAC for dummies

Howard Darwen
2004-11-17, 15:51
btw, you can get the FLAC codec here ...


and MP3tag here ...


both are free.

then, if you are using EAC, you just set it to use FLAC as the external
compressor (and to delete the WAV). the parameter passing scheme is
important to set up properly, but i don't use it so you'll need to google to
find that.

if you are happy to go through 2 stages then you can rip to WAV and use FLAC
frontend (included in the FLAC install above) to convert to WAV. it's a GUI
and pretty forward to set up.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Graham
Ridgway at home
Sent: 17 November 2004 21:20
To: SLIMP3 Discussion
Subject: [slim] FLAC for dummies

I am going to be getting my NAIM AV2 in a short while so am planning to try
FLAC and SB digital with it. I currently do MP3 ripping with EAC, Lame and
Qtag. What is an appropriate set of tools for producing and tagging FLACs
(on XP)? Is it essentially the same as MP3's just with a different encoder
and different tagging tool?


And yes I will be reporting back on how it sounds with the NAIM AV2, a NAIM
250 (plus power supply) and B&W speakers versus same with a Linn CD12.