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While it is technically possible to transcode an mp3 to a flac file, there is no point. Flac files are lossless, mp3s are lossy. You won't gain any sound quality. You should go re-rip your CDs using EAC into .WAV (with correct offsets and audiophile settings, you could find these settings for your drive on the hydrogen audio forums, gooooogle) then use Flac Frontend to encode to .flac. I prefer to encode my flac's at level 5, there is almost no size difference in going to level 8 and it takes much longer. Besides, if you have an audio collection in flac, you generally aren't worried about file size.
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I prefer to encode my flac's at level 5, there is almost no size difference in going to level 8 and it takes much longer. Besides, if you have an audio collection in flac, you generally aren't worried about file size.
I still use level 8 even though I only save about 1~2MB per album. Level 5 is probably the sweet spot for encoding time/file size.
    
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Once the data is gone, it's gone. Converting a 192 kbps file to a 320 kbps file does absolutely nothing. And in many cases, the sound will actually degrade more.

You would need the original source material and encode that to 320 kbps to hear a difference.
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