I have been preparing a large body of FLAC albums to load into an "Audio Request" media server using Mp3tag.
I have prepared many CDs by using EAC (Exact Audio Copy) and then tagged them with Mp3tag. All of the FLAC files created from CDs with EAC and tagged by Mp3tag work fine in Audio Request without any problem. They are consistently working fine.
However, with about 20% of FLAC files I purchased online and tagged with Mp3tag, the FLAC files get corrupted after they are scanned by Audio Request. After Audio Request calculates a gain computation (a level setting so that songs play consistently) the FLAC files often get bloated to 2x or 3x their original size and are corrupt.
All FLAC files made with EAC are fine and about 20% of FLAC files purchased get corrupted.
I have been unable to analyze what the difference is between the EAC FLAC files and the purchased FLAC files by using exiftool and other means.
I have uploaded an example of each of these files, that is, a file made with EAC that was tagged and works fine after scanning, and then a purchased FLAC file that was tagged and became corrupt after scanning.
- FLAC file made with EAC, tagged with Mp3tag - OKAY
- FLAC file made with EAC, tagged with Mp3tag, scanned by Audio Request - OKAY
- FLAC file purchased online, tagged with Mp3tag - OKAY
- FLAC file purchased online, tagged with Mp3tag, scanned by Audio Request - CORRUPT
Any insight into what is going on that would create this problem and a solution would be most appreciated.