a) foobar's flac conversion panel gives no choice for bitrate (only bit depth), FLAC frontend doesn't run in my Windows 8 OS (some coder please make a new frontend for 1.3.0!). What do I need to get this thing done?
FLAC frontend doesn't run in my Windows 8 OS (some coder please make a new frontend for 1.3.0!).
Downsample them to 44.1KHz/16bit and be happy.If they are true 192Khz/24bit files (not upsampled 44.1KHz) files then you'll be able to compress them to ~66% of their original size.
Now, do I encode with Advanced>Extra command line options>--sample-rate=?
I didn't use the DSP chain presets as you suggested because this field is blank in foobar 1.2.9)
I understand this process is lossy in the mathematical sense but is the output equal to a FLAC that would have originally been generated @48kHz or at least @44.1kHz?
I would ask you to bare with my ignorance a little more and help elucidate those fine points of audio engineering, as I am personally interested in music creation and I attempt to determine a point of balance, between being paranoid and a total hack.
I tried SoX 14.4.1 but I couldn't get it to run after installation,
sox input-file.flac -r 44100 output-file.flac
What specifically did you do with sox? Your requirement is a matter of seconds with soxCode: [Select]sox input-file.flac -r 44100 output-file.flac
I expected that performing such a drastic downsampling of a recording from 192kHz to 48kHz would at least be 44.1kHz-equal (implying quality-wise, not bit-by-bit identical).
I clicked on the shortcuts created by installation but nothing happened.