[Flac-dev] Distributed FLAC encoding

Josh Coalson xflac at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 12 00:10:32 PDT 2003

--- Asheesh Laroia <asheesh at asheesh.org> wrote:
> Is there any software that acts like the 'flac' binary but actually
> does
> the decoding on a remote host?
> I'm interested in having at least one faster machine contribute, but
> preferably more than one.  Since the application is ripping CDs,
> perhaps
> different machines could take on different files?  It would be
> *amazing*
> if different hosts could process different parts of the same file.

I think you could do one-machine-one-file with rsh/ssh, like

  cat file.wav | ssh -c 'flac -c -' user at host > file.flac

or something like that.  You won't get a total_samples value
in the STREAMINFO block that way though; for that you'll have
to flac onto an NFS-mounted dir or something.

multi-machines-one-file takes a true distributed encoder, which
is a project by itself.


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