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FLAC Checker ?

Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:08 pm

Any easy way to check if ur files are real or perhaps converted from mp3 to FLAC ?

Re: FLAC Checker ?

Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:19 pm

Spek

http://spek-project.org/

Audacity

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Another option:

Your ears. :)

Re: FLAC Checker ?

Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:27 am

File size is a quick way. Mp3 will all be same size e.g. 128, 256, etc all songs will be identical. Flac will be a) much higher and b) all tracks will be different.

Cheers Jamie

P. S dbpoweamp is great too for ripping and converting cd/ files. Driver media centre is a very good looking and sounding front end which you can get for free, older version that is but let's you see if you like the look and feel of it.

Re: FLAC Checker ?

Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:54 pm

Shouldn't you know already if you ripped them? Oh, wait a minute... :wink:

Re: FLAC Checker ?

Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:05 pm

When In Rome wrote:Shouldn't you know already if you ripped them? Oh, wait a minute... :wink:


U never bought FLAC files ? just wanna be sure all is real deal ......

Re: FLAC Checker ?

Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:56 pm

Jamie wrote:File size is a quick way. Mp3 will all be same size e.g. 128, 256, etc all songs will be identical. Flac will be a) much higher and b) all tracks will be different.

Cheers Jamie.


Worthless point as FLAC files can also be a transcode.......file size is no guarantee for that a file is
real lossless or made from a mp3.

Re: FLAC Checker ?

Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:07 am

dennyelvis wrote:
When In Rome wrote:Shouldn't you know already if you ripped them? Oh, wait a minute... :wink:


U never bought FLAC files ? just wanna be sure all is real deal ......


I was just joshing, I never have bought flac files, who sells them? I wish itunes would sell apple lossless though. I know, I know... but I'm rather fond of itunes! It seems ironic in this current climate where everything is HD and blu ray for visual entertainment, that the future of music seems to be diminshed and squished for our listening pleasure...

Re: FLAC Checker ?

Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:28 am

All this gobbledygook in the "All Elvis" section ?

Re: FLAC Checker ?

Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:05 pm

When In Rome wrote:
dennyelvis wrote:
When In Rome wrote:Shouldn't you know already if you ripped them? Oh, wait a minute... :wink:


U never bought FLAC files ? just wanna be sure all is real deal ......


I was just joshing, I never have bought flac files, who sells them? I wish itunes would sell apple lossless though. I know, I know... but I'm rather fond of itunes! It seems ironic in this current climate where everything is HD and blu ray for visual entertainment, that the future of music seems to be diminshed and squished for our listening pleasure...


Check it out Romeo .......

https://www.hdtracks.com/

Re: FLAC Checker ?

Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:22 pm

dennyelvis wrote:
When In Rome wrote:
dennyelvis wrote:
When In Rome wrote:Shouldn't you know already if you ripped them? Oh, wait a minute... :wink:


U never bought FLAC files ? just wanna be sure all is real deal ......


I was just joshing, I never have bought flac files, who sells them? I wish itunes would sell apple lossless though. I know, I know... but I'm rather fond of itunes! It seems ironic in this current climate where everything is HD and blu ray for visual entertainment, that the future of music seems to be diminshed and squished for our listening pleasure...


Check it out Romeo .......

https://www.hdtracks.com/


Well, whaddya know!! I'm impressed. Surely they wouldn't try to pass off 'upscaled' MP3 files as lossless though, would they...? :twisted:

Re: FLAC Checker ?

Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:02 am

All legit Flac files that are ripped directly from CD should a "Cue" and "Bin" file that the software will provide to show all the info to authenticate it was indeed ripped from the given source.

And will look as such below :

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4.

EAC extraction logfile from 12. April 6:45

Elvis Presley / 24 Carat Gold (Disc 2)

Used drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D Adapter: 1 ID: 1

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Windows 7

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 1024 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -8 -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%g" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" %s


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
---------------------------------------------------------
1 | 0:00.00 | 4:13.15 | 0 | 18989
2 | 4:13.15 | 2:53.47 | 18990 | 32011
3 | 7:06.62 | 2:42.18 | 32012 | 44179
4 | 9:49.05 | 2:56.27 | 44180 | 57406
5 | 12:45.32 | 3:39.18 | 57407 | 73849
6 | 16:24.50 | 5:39.57 | 73850 | 99331
7 | 22:04.32 | 3:23.53 | 99332 | 114609
8 | 25:28.10 | 3:15.70 | 114610 | 129304
9 | 28:44.05 | 2:49.52 | 129305 | 142031
10 | 31:33.57 | 3:15.52 | 142032 | 156708
11 | 34:49.34 | 2:01.58 | 156709 | 165841
12 | 36:51.17 | 3:48.73 | 165842 | 183014
13 | 40:40.15 | 6:21.32 | 183015 | 211621
14 | 47:01.47 | 5:07.25 | 211622 | 234671
15 | 52:08.72 | 3:46.73 | 234672 | 251694
16 | 55:55.70 | 3:00.10 | 251695 | 265204
17 | 58:56.05 | 2:32.02 | 265205 | 276606
18 | 61:28.07 | 2:35.18 | 276607 | 288249


Range status and errors

Selected range

Elvis Presley - 24 Carat Gold (1997)\Elvis Presley - 24 Carat Gold (Disc 2).wav

Peak level 95.6 %
Range quality 100.0 %
Copy CRC 91F7124E
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [49C38321]
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [4A44481D]
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [D9A00C0C]
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [E7EE2E7F]
Track 5 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [05FF4F65]
Track 6 not present in database
Track 7 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [29B954DD]
Track 8 not present in database
Track 9 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [E288467E]
Track 10 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [1598A89F]
Track 11 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [26668340]
Track 12 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [9DFAA73F]
Track 13 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [29227F12]
Track 14 not present in database
Track 15 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [D0C60811]
Track 16 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [8026328E]
Track 17 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [FC5AFD99]
Track 18 accurately ripped (confidence 2) [2B852997]

15 track(s) accurately ripped
3 track(s) not present in the AccurateRip database

Some tracks could not be verified as accurate

End of status report