[Flac-dev] Re: FLAC codec in OS X Leopard

Brian Willoughby brianw at sounds.wa.com
Tue Nov 20 02:37:45 PST 2007

My first thought is that Apple's sample should be rewritten to use  
the FLAC library, instead of requiring the FLAC source to be copied  
into the project and then compiled into the codec component.  The  
installer I put together makes it rather easy for regular folk to  
install the library.  I'm not sure whether it would end up being a  
bad idea, but it certainly seems a lot simpler.

On Nov 19, 2007, at 20:50, Stephen F. Booth wrote:
>> recently that Apple ships source code for a FLAC encoder and decoder
>> codec component in /Developer/Examples/CoreAudio/AudioCodecs/
>> FLAC.xcodeproj.
> You can find a slightly more detailed review of the Apple's FLAC codec
> implementation in my blog post at:
> http://barelyfocused.net/blog/2007/10/28/flac-support-in-mac-os- 
> x-105-leopard/

Thanks for the pointer- I've been playing with this codec and  
attempting to write an AudioFile wrapper for the native FLAC format.   
It seems that the encoder discards a frame of input, but I haven't  
spent any time debugging to figure out why.  So it really isn't  
extremely useful after all!  If I have too much trouble fixing it I  
might write my own version.


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