AW: [Flac-dev] Incomplete format description?

Miroslav Lichvar lichvarm at
Thu Jan 23 06:09:08 PST 2003

On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 10:28:20AM +0100, Tor-Einar Jarnbjo wrote:
> > -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
> > Von:  Josh Coalson
> >
> > yes, I will probably get to it soon after the release.
> > the encoding side is pretty convoluted but for decoding,
> > src/libFLAC/stream_decoder.c:read_residual_partitioned_rice_()
> > should be pretty straightforward once you ignore the
> > FLAC__SYMMETRIC_RICE stuff (which is not used).  feel free to
> > ask questions about it here.
> Yes, I did find that part after tracing through the code, and I already have
> a few questions.
> - I am right, that the FLAC__bitbuffer_read_rice_signed_block method is
> doing the same as I would have achieved by filling the array in a loop by
> calling FLAC__bitbuffer_read_symmetric_rice_signed?

Yes, but the right function is FLAC__bitbuffer_read_rice_signed. The
..._block function is there only for faster decoding.

> - Should I allign the bitstream to the beginning of the next byte between
> the subframes, or only after reading the last subframe. I'm having some
> synchronization problems which might be caused by this.

Only after reading last subframe.


Miroslav Lichvar

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