Windows 10: Flac (24bit) to Flac (16 bit) decent converter program Solved

  1.    27 Nov 2016 #1

    Flac (24bit) to Flac (16 bit) decent converter program

    Hi folks

    I've some music that I want to leave as FLAC but the rubbish phone I've got won't play FLAC @24 bits but will handle FLAC at @16 bits.

    Any decent programs around to convert to 16 bit. Note I'm using decent headphones so I don't want some mushy mp3 sound played using those hideous cheap bud type phones (usually more people Not wearing them hear the "music" than the wearers --especially the apple white one's !!!).

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    K3b (on Linux) will do it in a bit of a roundabout way --burn to a "Virtual audio CD" losslessly which preserves the sampling rate but you then need to re-rip again to get FLAC files for your device (and sometimes you have to re-tag too). For CD audio it will change the files to 16 bit which plays just fine and is standard for CD's but for CD's - you want to keep the decent sampling rate though

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    I'm looking for a simple quick way to do it !! on Windows and preferably Free without complicated "Dithering options" etc..

    Last edited by jimbo45; 27 Nov 2016 at 06:40.
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       27 Nov 2016 #2


    Audacity has the option to handle Both 16 & 24 Bit so that may be an option
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  3.    27 Nov 2016 #3

    Barman58 said: View Post

    Audacity has the option to handle Both 16 & 24 Bit so that may be an option
    Hi there


    +1 for you

    works brilliantly on Windows (and Linux too)

    Does just what I want.

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    The advantage of using Linux over Windows in this type of instance for me is that I can run it natively from my NAS boxes and also I don't run into the file name restriction lengths with Windows (220 chars or so for path length _ directory _ file name) etc.

    Windows must really address the old file length name restrictions - particularly if you have long file names representing descriptive track names etc for your music files.

    However as a program it works superbly well both on Windows and Linux so great stuff there.

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