Encoder Options for flac Files

Compression Level

This option defines to what degree to compress the FLAC file. A higher level does not produce a different quality of audio, but does increase the audio encoding time.

Sample Rate

Here you can select the sample rate to use for the output file. A higher sample rate will result in a better quality output.


This selects whether the output file will be Mono or Stereo (one channel or two channels respectively)

Please note that we use the source file's sample rate/channels for the converted file.

Enable Shaped Dithering

Dither is an intentionally applied form of noise added during some types of audio processing for a smoother sound output. It helps to avoid the creation of predictable and distracting audio artefacts known as quantization errors. It does this by randomizing the errors so they are less noticeable to the listener. Typical cases where quantization errors can be introduced include: when converting bit depths (e.g. from 32 bit to 16 bit to 32 bit), or when changing audio gain (from normal to quiet to very loud). In these situations, dithering is recommended.