[Flac-dev] Finding start of audio data using metadata level 2 interface.

Josh Coalson xflac at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 27 11:51:41 PDT 2004

--- Dan Sully <daniel at electricrain.com> wrote:
> * Josh Coalson <xflac at yahoo.com> shaped the electrons to say...
> >not exactly.  the metadata interface won't tell you, but you
> >can create a decoder (say file decoder), set it up, then call
> >
> >  FLAC__file_decoder_process_until_end_of_metadata(...)
> >  FLAC__file_decoder_get_decode_position(...)
> >
> >and that will tell you.  the decode position is relative to
> >the start of the file even if you have an id3v2 tag in front.
> Yeah, I was trying to avoid doing that. This is meant for some fast
> (as
> opposed to the current pure perl version) header parsing only code,
> not doing
> a decoder in this piece as well.
> It looks like FLAC__Metadata_Chain has a last_offset - but it's not
> exposed.
> That should theoretically give me the position after the last
> metadata block?

yep, that will work too.  but just writing skipping code is
pretty simple:

read 'fLaC' string
while (!is_last) {
   read 1 byte metadata block type
   read 3 byte metadata block length
   is_last = type & 0x80

see also:
'length' is big-endian


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