Ed Stokes on 15 Apr 2006 10:43:25 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] burning flac to audio cd

Michael Lazin wrote:

> Hi, I recorded some old records and tapes in flac format and would
> like to burn them to CDs.  Can anyone recommend linux software for
> making an audio cd from a .flac file?

short answer: K3b (http://www.k3b.org) makes this pretty easy

longer answer:

If you worry about bad burns from buffer under-run, you can reduce CPU
load during the burn by de-FLAC-ing to WAV.

# flac -d *.flac

At this point it's a good time to fix Sector Boundary Errors (if any)
using shntool (http://www.etree.org/shnutils/shntool/). SBE's can cause
audible ticks or gaps between tracks.

# shntool fix *.wav

Alternative: SBE's can be fixed in the FLAC files

# shntool fix *.flac

... then set K3b to burn the CD from an intermediatry .ISO by unchecking
"[X] On the fly" from the Burn | Audio Project | Writing menu. This is
the easiest to burn.

(I'm sure there's a non-K3b command line way to do this, but I've never
learned it.)

More on SBE's here: http://forums.etree.org/viewtopic.php?t=1393#5072

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