[Flac-dev] Apple's Core Audio File container format

oliver oli smoerk at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 06:33:41 PDT 2005

Avuton Olrich wrote:
> On 7/11/05, Erik de Castro Lopo <erikd-flac at mega-nerd.com> wrote:
>>and I'm thinking of adding support for FLAC in a CAF container
>>as well. Is anyone else working on this? If so please let me
>>know so we can agree on how FLAC should be contained with CAF.
> I'm sorry, but what are the advantages to the different containers, or
> this container in particular? I mean this is nothing different than
> flac/OggFlac, which are little to none from what I've read (around
> hydrogenaudio), am I wrong?

the first thing that comes to mind is the channel layout capabilities of
CAF, it's more advanced than Ogg or Flac.


is there any other format that can properly tag an audio file as an
ambisonics 1st order file?

i havn't looked into CAF before, it looks promising.

my question is: if you put Flac in a CAF container, it's not playable
with any FLAC compatible player. FLAC is also a lossless format, which
means you can recode it. this would be a good time to fix design
"errors" (if there are any) in Flac for CAF/Flac.

btw, do you also want to put wavpack into the CAF container? (to Erik)

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