[Flac-dev] Idea to possibly improve flac?

Jørgen Vigdal jorgen at anion.no
Fri Jan 7 13:01:23 PST 2011

Yes, that was even more sad. 

Do you know if any of the developers wishes to continue the project?

- Jørgen.

On Jan 7, 2011, at 9:56 PM, David Richards wrote:

> 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.
> -David
> 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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