Do you use FLAC or WAVPACK? Reply #50 – 2006-04-24 17:06:04 Quote from: guruboolez on 2006-04-24 12:11:43EDIT: I'm using 16384 kb of padding with flac. Could you tell me if there's a limit for padding? I thought I read once 16 or 32 Kb as limit, but I didn't found the information again.the limit is 24MBI see what you're saying. there are disadvantages to tags being at the end which is why it's not done that way in FLAC or vorbis. I agree if you're compressing whole CDs and adding a lot of metadata afterwards you need more padding. in that case 40k on a 400M .flac is only 0.01% of the file. but flac cannot detect that case automatically unless you give it a cuesheet during encoding, at which point you don't need as much padding anyway.