[Flac-dev] Idea to possibly improve flac?

David Richards rawdod at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 12:56:49 PST 2011

Its really sad to hear thats happening but even more sad is the fact
that flac is becoming a very common format for music on the interweb
whilst at the same time the development has ceased. I've found some
severe issues with OggFLAC that essentially make it a useless format
for streaming, no one cared.

Listener of many flacs

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Jørgen Vigdal <jorgen at anion.no> wrote:
> Hi folks!
> Due to the fact that more and more users increasingly use MP3 < 320kbps as
> their source for encoding music, and publish it as flac files, I suggest
> that something is done in the flac encoder to possible avoid this.
> My idea is kinda easy/stupid, but might work;
> Implement a function that use a FFT to check if the input has frequencies >
> 16kHz, and informs the user that the file would not be encoded unless a
> -force parameter is specified (or at least ask the user if he or she want to
> do this :) )
> Hopefully, this will reduce the number of files released on the internet,
> re-encoded from a lossy file format. Unfortunately, many users avoid using
> flac, because they think the encoder is lossy due to the poor sound on some
> files released.
> Thanks in advance.
> Sincerely,
> Jørgen Vigdal
> jorgen at anion.no
> Phone: +47 91320132
> jorgenvigdal.com
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