FLAC issues. Help please.

I have a 5.1 surround system, and I am able to play FLAC files when put on a flash drive, and run through my DVD player which has a USB port. I have downloaded FLAC files in the past, and they have played perfectly. However, the last two I downloaded won’t play. I can upload them to Audacity without any issues, but even after exporting them, they still won’t play. So the problem must be with the original source somewhere. Is there a way to save to a different lossless file to perhaps clear up this problem, and still keep them at 96000 Hz, or some other work around solution?

And still keep them at 96000 Hz

That could be the problem. Do you have the specs for your DVD player?

You can compare the working and non-working files with [u]MediaInfoOnline[/u]. DVD players are supposed to support 96kHz on an actual DVD disc but they aren’t “required” to play FLAC at all. But most DVDs (and most video) are 48kHz. It could also be a bit-depth issue but I doubt it.

Or, there might be something it doesn’t like about the file name or the file/folder structure, etc.

And you shouldn’t hear any difference if you downsample to 48kHz. “CD quality” (44.1kHz/16-bits) is generally better than human hearing so you usually can’t hear the difference between a high-resolution original and a copy downsampled to 44.1/16 (in a proper-scientific, blind ABX test). Heck… Some of the best sounding music I have is DVD concerts with Dolby Digital (AC3) and that’s lossy compression.