[Flac-dev] Support for CAF in flac command-line?
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Sat Nov 29 13:20:18 PST 2008
--- Martin Leese <martin.leese at stanfordalumni.org> wrote:
> Brian Willoughby <brianw at sounds.wa.com> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > Is anyone here potentially up to the task of adding support for CAF
> > (the CoreAudio Format) into the flac command-line?
> > I've already made some recordings
> > that are so long that they cannot be uncompressed from FLAC to WAV
> > AIFF because they would exceed 4 GB - the maximum file size for
> > formats. CAF does not have the same 4 GB limitations.
> Erik de Castro Lopo <mle+la at mega-nerd.com> wrote:
> > Whats more, the sndfile-convert program can also convert
> > from FLAC to the following file formats that support 63 bit
> > file offsets:
> > Au, Caf, rf64, w64
> I am glad somebody mentioned RF64.
> Supporting RF64 instead of CAF would solve
> Brian's problem equally well, and would be the
> natural extension to supporting WAVE.
BTW current flac in CVS supports RF64 and wave64; they will be
in the next release. I'll have to look into CAF.
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