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<!ENTITY dhucpackage "<refentrytitle>FLAC</refentrytitle>">
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<refentry>
<docinfo>
<address>
&dhemail;
</address>
<author>
&dhfirstname;
&dhsurname;
</author>
<copyright>
<year>2000</year>
<holder>&dhusername;</holder>
</copyright>
&dhdate;
</docinfo>
<refmeta>
&dhucpackage;
&dhsection;
</refmeta>
<refnamediv>
<refname>&dhpackage;</refname>
<refpurpose>Free Lossless Audio Coder</refpurpose>
</refnamediv>
<refsynopsisdiv>
<cmdsynopsis>
<command>flac</command>
<arg><option><replaceable>OPTION</replaceable></option></arg>
<arg choice=plain><replaceable>infile</replaceable></arg>
<arg choice=plain><replaceable>outfile</replaceable></arg>
</cmdsynopsis>
</refsynopsisdiv>
<refsect1>
<title>DESCRIPTION</title>
<para>This manual page documents briefly the
<command>flac</command> command.</para>
<para>This manual page was written for the &debian;
distribution because the original program does not have a
manual page. Instead, it has documentation in HTML
format; see below.</para>
</refsect1>
<refsect1>
<title>OPTIONS</title>
<para>A summary of options is included below. For a complete
description, see the HTML documentation.</para>
<refsect2>
<title>Generic Options</title>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-d</option>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>Decode (default behavior is encode)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-t</option>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>Test a flac encoded file (same as -d
except no decoded file is written)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-a</option>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>Analyze a flac encoded file (same as -d
except an analysis file is written)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-s</option>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>Silent mode (do not write runtime
encode/decode statistics to stdout)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>--skip</option> <replaceable>samples</replaceable></term>
<listitem>
<para>Skip the specified number of samples at the
beginning of the input file (can be used for both
encoding and decoding)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</refsect2>
<refsect2>
<title>Encoding Options</title>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>--lax</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Allow encoder to generate non-Subset
files</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-b</option> <replaceable>blocksize</replaceable></term>
<listitem>
<para>Default is 1152 for -l 0, else 4608; should
be 192/576/1152/2304/4608 (unless --lax is
used)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-m</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Try mid-side coding for each frame (stereo
input only)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-m</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Loose mid-side coding for all frames (stereo
input only)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-0</option>..<option>-9</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Fastest compression..highest compression
(default is -6). These are synonyms for other
options:</para>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-0</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Synonymous with -l 0</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-1</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Synonymous with -l 0 -M</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-2</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Synonymous with -l 0 -m -r # (# is
automatically determined by the block
size)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-3</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Reserved</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-4</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Synonymous with -l 8</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-5</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Synonymous with -l 8 -M</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-6</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Synonymous with -l 8 -m -r # (# is
automatically determined by the block
size)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-7</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Reserved</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-8</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Synonymous with -l 32 -m -r # (# is
automatically determined by the block
size)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-9</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Synonymous with -l 32 -m -e -r 99 -p
(very slow!)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-e</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Do exhaustive model search
(expensive!)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-l</option> <replaceable>max_lpc_order</replaceable></term>
<listitem>
<para>0 => use only fixed predictors</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-p</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Do exhaustive search of LP coefficient
quantization (expensive!). Overrides -q</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-q</option> <replaceable>bits</replaceable></term>
<listitem>
<para>Precision of the quantized linear-predictor
coefficients, 0 => let encoder decide (min is 5,
default is 0)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-r</option> <replaceable>level</replaceable></term>
<listitem>
<para>Rice parameter optimization level (0..99). 0
=> none, default is 0, above 4 doesn't usually
help much)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-V</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Verify a correct encoding by decoding the
output in parallel and comparing to the
original</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-m-</option> <option>-M-</option> <option>-e-</option> <option>-p-</option> <option>-V-</option> <option>--lax-</option>
</term>
<listitem>
<para>These flags can be used to invert the sense
of the corresponding normal option.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</refsect2>
<refsect2>
<title>Format Options</title>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-fb</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Big-endian byte order</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-fl</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Little-endian byte order</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-fc</option>
<replaceable>channels</replaceable></term>
<listitem>
<para>Set number of channels.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-fp</option>
<replaceable>bits_per_sample</replaceable></term>
<listitem>
<para>Set bits per sample.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-fs</option>
<replaceable>sample_rate</replaceable></term>
<listitem>
<para>Set sample rate (in Hz).</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-fu</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Unsigned samples (default is signed)</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-fr</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Force to raw format (even if filename ends
in <filename>.wav</filename>).</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-fw</option></term>
<listitem>
<para>Force to RIFF WAVE.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</refsect2>
</refsect1>
<refsect1>
<title>SEE ALSO</title>
<para>The programs are documented fully by HTML format
documentation, available in
<filename>/usr/share/doc/flac/html</filename> on
&debian; systems.</para>
</refsect1>
<refsect1>
<title>AUTHOR</title>
<para>This manual page was written by &dhusername; &dhemail; for
the &debian; system (but may be used by others).</para>
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