[FFmpeg-user] How to set FLAC --no-padding equivalent switch in FFMPEG?

James Darnley james.darnley at gmail.com
Sat Dec 28 17:03:10 CET 2013

On 2013-12-28 14:07, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Барт Гопник <bart.gopnik <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> This is how I use FLAC:
>> flac --best --no-padding input.wav
> I may misunderstand your questions but are you 
> aware that FFmpeg does not use libflac for flac 
> encoding (and decoding)?
> So you generally cannot ask for "equivalent" 
> options, I don't know what --no-padding does 
> but I suspect this is the default for FFmpeg 
> (and cannot be undone).

As I wrote it, so unless it has been changed, ffmpeg (libavformat) will
always write 8192 bytes of padding to the header of flac files.

It should be simple(ish) to add a control for the padding.  I can do it
if people want it.  I have also considered padding for ID3 tags on mp3

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