FLAC Quality selection????

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d00zah
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Re: FLAC Quality selection????

Post by d00zah » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:55 pm

K@mpfH@mster wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:39 pm
Hey guys, I have searched everything, but I cant find a solution. I am using the newest version and would like to use FLAC profile, but with highest possible compression. Cant find an option anywhere.
Have you followed the instructions in post #8?

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 964#p56535

It exposes a 'Profile' pull-down below the 'Make MKV' button that starts the creation process.

K@mpfH@mster
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Re: FLAC Quality selection????

Post by K@mpfH@mster » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:02 pm

Hi, yes I did it but there is only an FLAC Profile, but where is the high compression profile?

d00zah
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Re: FLAC Quality selection????

Post by d00zah » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:18 pm

K@mpfH@mster wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:02 pm
Hi, yes I did it but there is only an FLAC Profile, but where is the high compression profile?
You clearly didn't read the entire thread carefully.

In brief summary:

- Locate 'appdata.tar' in the program directory.

- Extract a copy of 'flac.mmcp.xml' to the data directory.

- Edit your custom copy of 'flac.mmcp.xml' & make the suggested changes:

-- Change '<name lang="eng">FLAC</name>' >>> '<name lang="eng">FLAC-BEST</name>' so that it is distinct in the 'Profile' pull-down.

-- Change '<extraArgs>-compression_level 12</extraArgs>' >>> '<extraArgs>-compression_level 10</extraArgs>'. (optional, suggested in post #13).

-- Change ALL instances of '<output outputSettingsName="flac-fast"' >>> '<output outputSettingsName="flac-best"'.

-- Save & restart MakeMKV. The 'Profile' pull-down will include the new entry.

flac.mmcp.zip
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These ought to achieve the basic requested 'high compression profile'.

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