MacOS help : software to search for corrupt flacs

Hi guys,

I would like to know if you know a software for macos that will check the flac files I have on the disk to see if they are corrupt.

I currently go bash like this

" find * -type f -iname ‘*.flac’ -print0 | xargs --null flac -wst -c 2"

but it is impractical.

Why do you find this impractical? Too many errors? You could use &> to pipe output to a file.

yes my pipe output contains a thousand line of garbage.

I was thinking of using some nice and clean graphics tool in classic apple macos style.

If anyone knows of anything I would appreciate it

I thought those switches only output errors… perhaps I should check?

Unless DBPowerAmp can check, I’m not aware of a Mac app like Flac Frontend.

some example :

  1. Elton John - Orbit.flac: WARNING, cannot check MD5 signature since it was unset in the STREAMINFO
  2. Elton John - Cold Heart (PNAU Remix).flac: WARNING, cannot check MD5 signature since it was unset in the STREAMINFO

and

10 Lügen.flac: *** Got error code 3:FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_ERROR_STATUS_UNPARSEABLE_STREAM
*** Got error code 0:FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_ERROR_STATUS_LOST_SYNC

10 Lügen.flac: ERROR while decoding data
state = FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_ABORTED

The FLAC stream may have been created by a more advanced encoder. Try
metaflac --show-vendor-tag 10 Lügen.flac
If the version number is greater than 1.3.3, this decoder is probably
not able to decode the file. If the version number is not, the file
may be corrupted, or you may have found a bug. In this case please
submit a bug report to
FLAC-Free Lossless Audio Codec / Bugs
Make sure to use the “Monitor” feature to monitor the bug status.

Audio File Health Check, by the maker of the very useful Yate.

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Try this instead:

find * -type f -iname ‘*.flac’ -print0 | xargs --null flac -st -c 2

This should eliminate warnings, but still display errors.

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