Wondering about non-subset FLAC and non-standard-level options 2017-05-17 21:38:09 Before I spend a ton of time trying this I just wanted to see if someone already looked into it.First of all, is anyone familiarized with how compatible are different programs with FLAC files encoded with --lax and crazy options outside the bounds of standard levels (1-8)? Software like foobar2000, MusicBrainz Picard, CUETools, Audacity, GoldWave...I'm not really interested in streaming these files or necesarily share them, so compatibility would be limited to the programs I use. I'll find about that when necesary, but these avobe would probably be the main ones, so if anyone has experience in that direction, please, share.Secondly, and no less important. All this trouble isn't worth it if there isn't a substantial improvement in compression from straying away from regular config.FLAC is very fast compressing, even at level 8, so I wouldn't mind even a 50% speed penalty for, let's say, a 10% or 5% improvement in compressiond, if that can be achieved. So, what's the reality on this issue, and what tweaks are advisable?