FLAC compression speed

Asked by StagNation on 2017-10-05

In the preferences, you can select the compression of FLAC as less, default, or better. FLAC uses compression from 0 to 8, so I want to know what these options actually mean in terms of the FLAC0 to FLAC8 and why you cannot select 0 through 8 if you wanted.

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GautierPortet (kassoulet) said : #1

The options mean: less -> 0 / default -> 5 / better -> 8.
I don't think a full 0->8 adjustment is needed here. The only difference is better/worse compression at expense of encoding time, and I think three options are enough.
Well maybe the labels of the options are not clear at all.

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