What Compression level do you FLAC users use for your music?
From 0 to 8, where do you keep your default compression level?
Does it make a difference in audio quality and/or memory?
Thank You, A1811.
Of course the quality will not change, because lossless = losless.
The higher you go, the slower the encoding will be. That is the only disadvantage. Decoding of 8 will be just as fast as 0.
(In contrast to say ape, where highest compression ratio, will need lots of power to decode as well).
I'd say start with 8. If you think it's too slow go down to 6 or 5 (or buy a new cpu :p).
I always just left it at 5. I once played around with different compression settings, but I never felt the difference in file size was really worth getting worked up over. Of course, I don't really care because I have 2 TB of space to store my rips. Long story short, I just leave it at 5.