[Flac-dev] upcoming 1.0.1...

Josh Coalson xflac at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 31 11:57:04 PST 2001

--- Matt Zimmerman <mdz at debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 03:23:05PM -0800, Josh Coalson wrote:
> > 1. support for wrapping FLAC streams in Ogg.  thanks to Matt for
> the
> > initial work.  I have taken his patch and worked it into flac 1.0,
> > which I will be checking in this week.
> Very cool.  Did you just wrap the FLAC format in Ogg as I did, or did
> you try to make use of its features in place of those in the FLAC
> format?

it is wrapped in ogg.  there was a discussion on the vorbis
list about this.  what I settled on is that native FLAC has
a lot of advantages to it, and the Ogg overhead is small
enough not to really worry about.

I have checked in the first round of ogg support.  you can
use --ogg when encoding.  the decoder will decode ogg-FLAC
also except I first have to implement ogg autodetection.
I'll probably check that in today.  then the next step
will be some method of converting ogg-FLAC to native-FLAC
(and vice versa) without a full decode/encode cycle.

I have not tested the changes to configure.in though.
that's the part that always makes me cringe :)


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