Distinguishing between 16 & 24 bit flac files


#1

Can mp3tag tell me if flac files are 16 or 24 bit? I can't see a column which would show this information. There are a lot of 24 bit flac files going around at the moment, but they cause my Cowon J3 player to crash, so I would like to be able to look at all my flac files quickly to see which ones I need to convert to 16 bit.

I have noticed that all the 24 bit flac files I have come across so far are 96 kHz. I'm very new at this - can I assume that if a flac file is shown as 96 kHz in mp3tag, that means it will be a 24 bit file? And if mp3tag shows it as 44.1 kHz, will it by definition be a 16 bit file?


#2

not sure, but I've never seen a 96 file that wasn't 24/96 nor a 44.1 file that wasn't 16/44.1. This doesn't mean these are not possible (don't know), but they are certainly unlikely.


#3

It would be nice to have variables in Mp3tag for both bit depth and number of channels. I don't know whether or not %_mode% is supposed to directly translate into number of channels, as the documentation doesn't list the possible values.