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Exported FLAC files not readable by Archive.org

Permanent link to this post Posted by nico11104 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:44 pm

Windows 10
Audacity 2.2.0
Exported files as FLAC at highest quality setting; attempted to upload FLAC files to Archive.org's Live Music Archive but received I/O error. Tested FLAC files locally and was able to play back on Winamp with no problems. This was my first attempt using 2.2.0. Have not had this problem with earlier versions.
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Re: Exported FLAC files not readable by Archive.org

Permanent link to this post Posted by DVDdoug » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:33 pm

That sounds like a problem with Archive.org.

Exported files as FLAC at highest quality setting;
FLAC is lossless, so there are no "quality settings". There's a compression setting that takes a bit more time and gives you a bit more compression (or vice-versa)

And, you can change the bit-depth and sample rate that you feed-into FLAC. If you used something like 24-bit/192KHz, maybe Archive.org can't handle that.
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Re: Exported FLAC files not readable by Archive.org

Permanent link to this post Posted by nico11104 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:50 pm

Version 2.2.0 does have a “highest quality” vs “fastest” selection for FLAC files. I didn’t notice it at first but when you export the file there’s a slider in the dialogue box. In any event, the recording was made in 24bit/96kHz which Archive has never had a problem with before. I also didn’t mention earlier that after entering metadata, the status dialogue box, which shows the progress of the export, is disabled
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Re: Exported FLAC files not readable by Archive.org

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:56 am

nico11104 wrote:Version 2.2.0 does have a “highest quality” vs “fastest” selection for FLAC files.

Please post a screenshot so that we can see what you are referring to.
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