[Flac-dev] Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Speex, Ogg FLAC

Drew Hess dhess at bothan.net
Thu Jan 30 10:16:03 PST 2003

I was just asking Josh about this.  It sounds like the plan for now for
FLAC, at least, is to keep the OggFLAC interface. But I agree, it would be
nice to have a common interface for ogg formats.


On 30 Jan 2003, Csillag Kristóf wrote:

> Now that FLAC has officionally joined the Xiph family,
> there are three different free audio codecs, which can be
> stored/transported using the ogg container.
> Would it be possible to create an API and/or a library that
> would cover them all?
> If my understanding of the situation is correct, if an application wants
> to support vorbis, speex and flac, it has to use three different
> interfaces. (That's what Stan Seibert is doing right now with ogg123.)
> If a unifying library would exist, application developers should only
> code one interface. This would make things a lot more simple.
> This could also help to spread speex and flac more quickly, because if
> vorbis-aware applications start to use the new, unified library, they
> get very near to speex and flac support... 
> What do you think, does this make sense?
> -- 
> Csillag Kristóf <fenwick at freemail.hu>
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