FLAC Audio Encoding

This test times how long it takes to encode a sample WAV file to FLAC format.

Learn more about this test at the upstream project site: http://xiph.org/flac/.

Use with caution this test profile is currently marked .

This utility test profile is maintained by Michael Larabel. This OpenBenchmarking.org test profile was created on 6 December 2010 and last updated on 4 March 2018. To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark encode-flac.

This test has an average install time of 1 minute, 18 seconds and an average run-time of 1 minute, 6 seconds.

250k+ Downloads + 10k+ Public Benchmark Results

Installation StatsTest Completion StatsOpenBenchmarking.orgEventsFLAC Audio Encoding Popularitypts/encode-flac2015.102015.122016.022016.042016.062016.082016.102016.122017.022017.042017.062017.082017.102017.122018.022018.042018.062018.082018.102018.122019.022019.042019.062019.082019.102019.122020.022020.042020.062020.0862605212042180322402230012

* Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting.

Revision History

pts/encode-flac-1.6.0   [View Source]   04 Mar 2018 09:38 EST
Update against FLAC 1.3.2 from 1.3.1, add Windows support.

pts/encode-flac-1.5.0   [View Source]   27 Nov 2014 14:14 EST
Change encode-flac run times for audio conversion to three due to fast run times on modern CPUs.

pts/encode-flac-1.4.0   [View Source]   27 Nov 2014 14:09 EST
Update encode-flac against new upstream FLAC 1.3.1 release.

pts/encode-flac-1.3.0   [View Source]   21 Jun 2013 14:40 EDT
Update against upstream Xiph.Org FLAC 1.3.0.

pts/encode-flac-1.2.0   [View Source]   06 Dec 2010 14:41 EST
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

Audio Encoding

C/C++ Compiler Tests

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Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

FLAC Audio Encoding 1.3.2

WAV To FLAC

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 4,520 public samples since 4 March 2018 with the latest data as of 28 October 2020.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

Component
Percentile Rank
Seconds (Average)
Mid-Tier
75th
> 10
Median
50th
12
Low-Tier
25th
> 19
14th
45
5th
129
1st
477
OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - WAV To FLAC4520 Results Range From 5 To 1410 Seconds542791161531902272643013383754124494865235605976346717087457828198568939309671004104110781115115211891226126313001337137414118001600240032004000

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (FLAC Audio Encoding 1.3.2 - WAV To FLAC) has an average run-time of 3 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkWAV To FLACRun-Time612182430Min: 1 / Avg: 2.31 / Max: 27

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsWAV To FLACDeviation48121620Min: 0 / Avg: 1.02 / Max: 17

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