[Flac-dev] newbie questions

Josh Coalson xflac at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 2 11:41:21 PST 2007

--- Mike M <flacdev at makuch.org> wrote:
> I wish to add flac support to my Windows audio player so
> I wanted to ask a few questions.
> I rely on another lib for decoding/playing flac audio files so all I
> need to explicitly add support for is reading/writing flac metadata.
> 1st: I've downloaded libflac and have begun browsing. Is there a
> simple way to 
> identify and carve out the pieces needed only for metadata i/o? Or
> will I have to figure
> that out myself? The point is I don't want to build in the entire
> flac lib when all I'm using is the metadata i/o pieces.

is the decoding library using libflac itself?  most do.  if so, no
need to carve up libflac.

if not... libflac has 3 main modules, decoder, encoder, and metadata.
metadata does not depend on the encoder at all.  depending on which
metadata interface you use, it may or may not need the decoder either.
the level 0 interface needs the decoder and the level 2 interface
needs it only for ogg flac, not native flac.

see also http://flac.sourceforge.net/api/group__flac__metadata.html


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