my advice is just try it and see.
After making an external copy of all the files.wav, I did and it worked as expected.
I've personally always used replace the source file, and have never had any issues.
Neither did I. And I left volume adjustment alone. I can't hear any sound difference.
If you're converting files that are already in your library and that you are already happy with the tag state of
Everything was there and tagged, but I wasn't entirely happy. That's why I was looking to convert. If, for example, I ever moved any of those files.wav to a different folder, weird things would happen. Like the <Track Count> tag would blank out.
Seems as though Windows operations on files.wav would foul up tags on some of them. And I can't avoid that because I sync a couple of computers from a network share. The sync operation would result in tag weirdness on the target PC, while the source would look fine.
MusicBee 2.1 probably came with FLAC 1.2.1 - you can upgrade to FLAC 1.3.0 by replacing flac.exe with the new version available here: http://www.rarewares.org/lossless.php
In the properties sheet in tag editor for the converted files, it indicates that the files were encoded with "reference libFLAC 1.3.0 20130526", so it appears that MB 2.1 has the current version.
Thank you both for your advice and info. Much appreciated.