I'm aware of 3 methods of burning audio CDs from FLAC files immediately, without converting to .wav first:1. Use fb2k with burninate plugin. Requires full Nero installation.2. Use Nero with Mausau audio plugin.3. Use ImgBurn with dsp-worx DirectShow filter.I assume these all give the same result. Any advantages to one method over another? For example, the Mausau plugin is based on FLAC 1.1.0 which is pretty old. Will that eventually not work with newer versions of FLAC?
There is a fourth method which is EAC and AutoFLAC( http://legroom.net/software/autoflac ).FLAC 1.2.0 was supposed to allow for code changes that may along the line break backwards compability which would render older decoders unable to decode files encoded with encoders after that change, as far as I know that has not happened yet as I've had no issues with decoding FLAC 1.2.1-encoded files in any program.
How about Winamp? I guess technically Winamp converts the FLACs to WAVs before it starts burning, but it's a very quick process. Are you just looking for a one step process, or are you looking for something that actually starts burning as the FLAC is being decoded on the fly?
None of this methods will write the right "write offset" of the burner. AFAIK only EAC is able to do this.
Good question, probably a test would tell you if you get the same result on CD. I was wondering if latest K3B does the job well...