Playing BBC R3 FLAC files recorded by nightly VLC

RS richard22j at
Sun Aug 6 03:42:02 PDT 2017

>From: Jim web
>Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 09:56

>I've had similar behaviour on occasion from using a version of ffmpeg to
>record the stream into an mkv container. The solution may be to try using

>ffmpeg -i inputfile -acodec copy outputfile

>as that tends to 'tidy up' things. Doesn't always work, but worth a try.

Thanks for the suggestion.  I did try that, which would have had the effect 
of tidying up or replacing the container while leaving the content 
unchanged.  It was not enough.  There were still problems with the FLAC 
content which prevented it from playing even in VLC v2.2.6.  I had to use
ffmpeg with -f=flac to tidy up the FLAC content.

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