FLAC 1.3.1 has been released Reply #75 – 2014-12-05 11:17:43 Quote from: imre_herceg on 2014-12-04 09:10:30Quote from: Makaki on 2014-12-03 03:48:20Quote from: wdekler on 2014-12-02 21:48:45Quote from: imre_herceg on 2014-11-30 13:52:55flac on the command line gives the following warning:FAILURE: Compression failed (ratio 1,000, should be < 1.0).This happens for some files for one or more of the following reasons: * Recompressing an existing FLAC from a higher to a lower compression setting. * Insufficient input data (eg, very short files, < 10000 frames). * The audio data is not compressable (eg a full range white noise signal).I'm also getting this error message and nothing seems to be wrong with the source file for me as well. However, the converted file is smaller than the original one but it's still listed as 1.3.0 by foobar and has the same MD5 checksum as the original....?!?I assume that because it failed, it reverted to the original file and discarded the changes. Maybe the verify flag was on?First I also thought that conversion failed. But it did not. The resulting (bigger than 1.3.0) file had vendor string 1.3.1. (I did the conversion on Linux on the command line.)What failed is not conversion but compression. 1.3.1 produced a bigger file than the older flac I transcoded.It also happened that when converting my collection from 1.2.1 to 1.3.0, some files became bigger. But flac 1.3.0 did not gave such a message. This must be a new feature of 1.3.1.Maybe the error message is a bit misleading by using the word FAILURE because it's actually something like WARNING: COULD NOT PRODUCE SMALLER FILE WITH THE USED SETTINGS. The word failure makes me think that there's a chance of data loss.