[Flac-dev] Re: flac and pipes problems (was: Possible bug)

Mark Powell M.S.Powell at salford.ac.uk
Tue Jan 23 01:27:52 PST 2001

On Mon, 22 Jan 2001, FLAC wrote:

> >   I note that shorten does transfer across any
> > extraneous data after the
> > wav chunks, making the wav file after being
> > shortened exactly the same as
> > before. Could flac not easily do this? Simple copy?
> > At least by default
> > with a flag to specify if you don't want extraneous
> > data transferred
> > across?
> hmm... I'm not sure this is the right thing to do.
> flac is not really meant to store the metadata of
> other formats.  are we still talking about the
> SoundForge comments?


> to answer your question, yes, it's possible, it
> just feels kludgey.

I know what you mean. It doesn't exactly reek of elegance. Although I've
been trying hard to think of a case when this can cause a problem. Shorten
does it so it can't be too problematic. If you put a flag in there which
would not propogate any garbage, that'd give the best of both worlds?

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