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How to encode 5.1 FLAC with QAAC ?

I want to encode some multichannel 5.1 FLAC files to m4a with QAAC.
I don't know the commands.

Right now I'm using this:
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--ignorelength -s --no-optimize -V 127 -o %d -

I'm pretty sure this commands are for STEREO encoding.
What should I add to this command ?

Re: How to encode 5.1 FLAC with QAAC ?

Reply #1
The VBR setting you appear to be using would be quality based, which scales depending on the channel count.

Re: How to encode 5.1 FLAC with QAAC ?

Reply #2
I'm pretty sure this commands are for STEREO encoding.

Have you given it a try as-is and seen what the output looks like?  https://github.com/nu774/qaac/wiki/Multichannel--handling .  Also from qaac command line options:

--chanmap    Rearrange input channels to the specified order.
                       Example:
                         --chanmap 2,1 -> swap L and R.
                         --chanmap 2,3,1 -> C+L+R -> L+R+C.
--chanmask          Force input channel mask(bitmap).
                       Either decimal or hex number with 0x prefix
                       can be used.
                       When 0 is given, qaac works as if no channel mask is
                       present in the source and picks default layout.

And as kode54 indicated:  "True Variable Bitrate gives you a specific quality. The bitrate is free to vary as much as necessary, and generally the more channels, the higher the bitrate, as you're specifying a quality regardless of the channel count. All the other encoding modes let you control the bitrate in some way, but the selected bitrate is not directly related to quality." (https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/378450-Best-settings-for-QAAC#post2444452)

Re: How to encode 5.1 FLAC with QAAC ?

Reply #3
Chanmask should be handled automatically under foobar2000 anyway, as foobar emits WAVEFORMATEXTENSIBLE with a channel mask field.

 
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