FLAC log file

Could someone explain me some lines of code within a log file.
For exampled I am interested what exactly line of code:

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 128 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : Yes
Command line compressor : F:\Program Files\FLAC\flac.exe

What does it mean Selected bitrate: 128 kBit/s mean within a FLAC.
Sometimes it says 192 kBit/s, 320 kBit/s or even 1024 kBit/s .

Does it mean that it didn't come from original CD PCM audio?
Did someone converted from 128 kBit/s to FLAC and uploaded to the
peer-to-peer Internet sites.

I would appreciate if someone could explain me this troublesome question.
Thanks a lot!

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Re: FLAC log file

Those log messages are coming from EAC itself, not AutoFLAC or the flac encoder. To be honest, I really can't tell you what they mean. It probably makes sense if you're using the internal MP3 encoder in EAC, but since you're instructing it to call flac.exe to encode the ripped tracks, those settings shouldn't do anything at all. From personal experience, they're meaningless when used with FLAC.

You may want to hit up the gurus on the Hydrogen Audio forms if you have any additional questions. There are a lot of knowledgeable EAC users there.


Re: FLAC log file

I wouldn't surprised if that was the case (converting to Flac from a lossy format or vice-versa). Some people don't really understand the difference.

Re: FLAC log file

It crossed my mind too.
Thanks again