[Flac-dev] flac hardware recoder

Josh Coalson xflac at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 1 16:40:26 PST 2004

--- Chris Timko <cstimko at uark.edu> wrote:
> Hello, my name is Christopher Timko.  I am currently a Senior at the 
> University of Arkansas majoring in computer engineering.  As part of
> our 
> graduation requirements, we must complete a design project.  Students
> are 
> encouraged to chose open source technology, since a network of
> development 
> exists for most of these ideas.  I have decided to investigate the
> feasibility 
> of creating a hardware audio encoder that would record in the flac
> codec, and 
> i was curious if you could give me some information.
> Because of my lack of knowledge with audio codecs, i was first
> wondering if 
> flac encoding could be done on the fly, or if a sound file would
> first have to 
> be recorded in an uncompressed (wav) format, and then converted to
> flac.

at some point before encoding to FLAC the audio will have to
be converted to linear PCM if it is not already.

> Also, I was wondering if there are some general web resources that
> talk about 
> sound encoding, and possible hardware implementation.

you might find some useful HDL code on http://www.opencores.org/


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