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Re: FLAC v1.4.3 (Release)

Reply #25
Apologies for that, I found an Intel compile option that was causing the problem. Recompiled and freshly uploaded.
Thanks. It works now.
Excellent! Thanks for letting me know.


Re: FLAC v1.4.3 (Release)

Reply #27
Just a very quick and nooby question: is it safe to replace older versions of these files with thee latest FLAC 1.4.3? For example, when I search  flac.exe I can see EAC, Flac Frontend, Trader's Little Helper uses flac.exe. Can I replace those outdated versions?

Re: FLAC v1.4.3 (Release)

Reply #28
FartMasterExtreme, you should be OK to do so.

Re: FLAC v1.4.3 (Release)

Reply #29
FartMasterExtreme, you should be OK to do so.
Not necessarily? Which builds are static?

For those who don't know the impact of the programming lingo: Some of the builds available require a libflac.dll (or with a different name, but a .dll file) and some have a "stand-alone" flac.exe that can be copied around like this.

Is it so that every build posted in this thread is OK, but the official xiph release is not?


By the way, @Case - you did provide some compile that in some situations performed well. Care to post an exe of 1.4.3 too?

Re: FLAC v1.4.3 (Release)

Reply #30
Is it so that every build posted in this thread is OK, but the official xiph release is not?
The official build is OK too, as long as you also copy libFLAC.dll with flac.exe, as explained in the readme bundled with it.
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Re: FLAC v1.4.3 (Release)

Reply #32
Recompile for testing: https://www.rarewares.org/files/lossless/flac-1.4.3-x64-AVX2-T.zip
This build runs really fast on my computer, much faster than all the other builds available here.
Is it not safe?
It's fine. It was simply a recompile using a different version of GCC 13.1.0 as the previous version of the compiler caused a problem.

Re: FLAC v1.4.3 (Release)

Reply #33
This build runs really fast on my computer, much faster than all the other builds available here.
Performance test thread: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,123025.0.html
Yes indeed the speed differences might be substantial. See the Ozz build at the last line of my table here, it is not friends with my CPU: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,123025.msg1029768.html#msg1029768 (that one is in "speed" terms, not in "time" terms).

Concerning the build you link to, which uses AVX2 instructions, I made a mistake in #338 and #347: I intended to use that build in those tests, but by mistake picked the slower of @john33 's builds.
Note, it is nothing "wrong" about making a build which does not require a more recent CPU - especially the official Xiph build should give priority to compatibility. But since I intended to test the faster builds, it was a "mistake" of mine to leave out the one I intended to test.


(Even newer CPUs can try Wombat's build with AVX-512: the "v4" of the two posted at https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,123025.msg1030680.html#msg1030680 .
I have given that a few tests at https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,123025.msg1030848.html#msg1030848 and https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,124437.msg1030916.html#msg1030916 ; on this particular CPU, it seems it does slight improvements at -8 and slower. But nothing like the big differences quoted above.)

Re: FLAC v1.4.3 (Release)

Reply #34
If the AVX-512 "v4" helps and interest is there i can do a reference 1.43 compile the same way.
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