AW: AW: [Flac-dev] Incomplete format description?

Josh Coalson xflac at
Thu Jan 23 16:02:06 PST 2003

--- Tor-Einar Jarnbjo <Tor-Einar_Jarnbjo at> wrote:
> Torsdag, 23 januar 2003, skrev Miroslav Lichvar <lichvarm at phoenix.
> >If input is 16 bit, side channel will be 17 bit (16bit - 16bit is
> >17bit number). And warmup samples will be (17 - wasted_bits) bit.
> Voila, this was the source of all my frustration, sync problems and 
> who knows what.

Cool, it looks like Miroslav covered everything... but it's
good you asked because I can use this thread to make the format
docs clearer.

> My decoder now works correctly for files encoded with the default 
> settings. Are there any decoder parameters I can set to get an
> encoded 
> file using as many "features" as possible, so that I can stress my 
> decoder and hopefully find all bugs?

Miroslav's suggestion is the best right now.  I probably should
hand-craft a stream that exercises a decoder as much as possible.


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