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General - (fb2k) / Re: Problem with foobar custom encoder
Last post by Case -
It is not ignored. You get only 4 kilobytes of padding with your custom encoder. Note that FLAC by default uses much larger padding by default on its own. If that 4 KB is not enough to store the metadata the entire file will need to be rewritten when tagged. And I think foobar2000 adds extra padding when that happens to try to prevent full rewrites in the future.

Also note that foobar2000 v1.6.6 added automatic seektable tagging for encoded FLAC files as FLACs without seektables didn't work properly everywhere. Seektables also require metadata space and the space is taken from that padding.
Support - (fb2k) / Re: Foobar FLAC multichannel encoder problem.
Last post by Case -
I seem unable to replicate incorrect playback. Here's a 4.1 channel test file. Downmixed from 5.1 channel source so it says "center" using front left and right speakers. I hear LFE even when center speaker's wires are unplugged.
General Audio / Re: Lossy audio between 200kbs and lossless, what use value is still there?
Last post by jdimsa -
For me the use case is local music on an Android phone to be played via bluetooth. I don't have the SD card space to store my entire collection in FLAC, so the next best thing is a high bitrate lossy encode that should still serve as a good enough source to be transparent even after a second lossy transcode to LDAC. I use CoreAudio AAC @ 320kbps CVBR, which is the highest possible quality with CoreAudio (even though foobar has options up to 512kbps in CBR/ABR mode, if you do "qaac -h", you'll see that 320kbps is the limit for all modes; bitrate can spike up to ~390kbps at most in CVBR).