[Flac-dev] FLAC as part of the Ogg project?

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Sun Feb 3 05:35:01 PST 2002

I agree, but the idea behind the OGG formats is to build patent free 
codecs. Is FLAC really patent-free ?

And does the OGG team agree to include FLAC in their specs ?

smoerk wrote:

> I agree. I think Ogg/Flac does not make sense, if it's not in the
> official distribution. the benefits:
> - many ogg players could play flac
> - flac could be integrated in oggenc (oggdrop)
> - flac streaming would be easy
> - you could easily use vorbis tagging
> we need a standard open source lossless format. it's silly to store
> digital audio uncompressed.
> On Sat, 2 Feb 2002 17:36:01 -0800, Joshua Haberman wrote:
>>Have you considered trying to have FLAC become an official part of the
>>Ogg project? Ogg has Vorbis but no lossless codec, and FLAC is already
>>production quality. You've already written the code to wrap FLAC in an
>>Ogg bitstream.

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