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How long does it normally take to encode to FLAC?

In EAC, the FLAC encoding seems unusually fast for me. It rips to WAV normally, then in the FLAC.exe window it only takes 3 seconds for a 3 minute track. It takes about 5 times longer for LAME MP3. I'm not sure if that's normal.

Command-line options:
-T "artist=%artist%" -T "title=%title%" -T "album=%albumtitle%" -T "date=%year%" -T "tracknumber=%tracknr%" -T "genre=%genre%" -5 %source%

Re: How long does it normally take to encode to FLAC?

Reply #1
That sounds about right. Lossless encoding is generally much faster than lossy.

Re: How long does it normally take to encode to FLAC?

Reply #2
It may feel counter-intuitive but it is much easier to encode lossless than lossy. The challenge is to encode to much smaller sizes than lossless could ever achieve and make it still sound good. That is why your MP3 encoder takes longer, it's much harder.
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Re: How long does it normally take to encode to FLAC?

Reply #3
That makes sense, thanks.

 
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