How to update FLAC codec

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Anyway, now I have to convert very important tracks from .wav to FLAC, and I would like to use the latest version of the FLAC codec, the v1.3.3
In the installation folder of Audacity I see 2 ddl files: FLAC.dll and FLAC++.dll
I guess that in order to update the codec it should be enough to replace these 2 dll with the updated versions.
I have downloaded the latest FLAC codec package for Windows in the official site here:

but inside of it, I don’t find these 2 dll files.
Is there is a way to updated the FLAC codec manually?

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Why, what’s the problem? (The FLAC format has been frozen for many years and is very unlikely to ever change.)

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I have no problems with the current FLAC, but I see that Audacity uses the version 1.3.2, meanwhile now the codec v1.3.3 has been released. If it is matter just to replace 2 dll files, it is not a great deal. The question is how to get these dll.

As the saying goes, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” :wink:

Looking at the FLAC changelog, it seems that the only differences between 1.3.2 and 1.3.3 concern build chains (building from code). As FLAC 1.3.2 builds correctly in Audacity, I don’t see any benefit in updating at this time.

Thank you very much for the info. Then I will go ahead with 1.3.2.
A little question about FLAC. Is there any potential negative effect using the high compression level (level 8)?
I mean concerning possible compatibility issues with some audio players or other software, or risk of generate errors during the decoding phase.

Encoding takes a bit longer at high compression settings. (Decoding is hardly affected).
That’s the only downside that I’m aware of.