[Flac-dev] flac seektable during encoding

Avuton Olrich avuton at gmail.com
Sat Jul 1 09:45:25 PDT 2006

On 6/19/06, Josh Coalson <xflac at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Avuton Olrich <avuton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What I'd like to do: I'm using ecasound to record for 24 hour
> > periods,
> > which pipes the output  directly to flac. I would like to be able to
> > decode sections of this (using until/skip) during recording/encoding.
> >
> > I understand currently that flac can't do this, unless I pipe into dd
> > to skip after decoding (which would be an incredible waste of
> > resources). Would it be possible to write the seektable dynamically
> > (would that be a bit of a cpu hog?), or is there possibly a better
> > way
> > I'm not thinking of?

> the other thing is, are you using --input-size?  I think if you

> Josh

--input-size is exactly what I was looking for, I looked through the
args one by one but somehow still missed that one. With that I am able
to get to my goal (without coding!). Thanks alot!
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