[Flac-dev] ACM work

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Wed Feb 6 11:46:05 PST 2002

Yep, that's the bad news, you need an ID from Microsoft to make sure 
this ID is only used for FLAC. But since it's a 16 bits value, you can 
probably put anything randomly (only few are reserved). And I don't 
think it's illegal to use a number like that.

Ingo Ralf Blum wrote:

>>yes, that's the way to know what the codec does.
>>But no WAVEFORMATEXTENSIBLE. on this one. As it's based on the work I
>>did on Lame I discovered how to use this in lame. And so you can put as
>>many data as you want in the WAV header, ie metadata. So it could be done
> !
> I thought this, since ACM has problems with WAVEFORMATEXTENSIBLE. The
> annoying thing is, that WAVEFORMATEX requires a registration of a global
> wFormatTag value for FLAC with Microsoft.
> I'm just interested, because I'd like to enable FLAC in my Ogg
> demultiplexer. (However, I won't write a single line of code until April.)
> Regards,
> Ingo
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