Editing and saving flac files

I have audiobook files that I saved in wav format and sent to my audio engineer friend, who worked on them and sent them back to me as flac files. I need to do two tiny edits, removing two repeated phrases. I can open the flac files as aup3 files and edit them, but I can’t figure out how to resave them as flac files again. Can someone help please!

File → Export → Export Audio, and select FLAC as Save as Type.

You can then select the “level” and the bit depth.

FLAC is always lossless so the “level” only affects the amount of compression (file size and bitrate). A higher level takes a little more processor time and it gives you slightly more compression… slightly smaller files (lower bitrates).

AUP3 is an Audacity-only Audacity project file. Depending on what you’re doing, you may not need a project file.

Thank you DVDdoug. Problem is, it’s not giving me the option of FLAC.

If I open Export Audio, I get the option. Is that all I need to do?

And it’s defaulting to level 5 and bit depth 16 bit. I’m sorry, I’m way out of my depth here, but I don’t want to go back to my audio engineer friend cos he’s a bit under the pump right now.

In FLAC format the compression level makes no difference to the audio quality, it just determines the file size, ( I use level 8: it makes the smallest file size).

Using 24-bit depth rather than 16-bit does not make an audible difference, IMO, (it will make the file bigger).

MediaInfo will tell you the bit-depth of the FLAC they sent you
MediaInfoOnline - MediaInfo in your browser #

Thank you Trebor!That’s really helpful.

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