[Flac-dev] Idea to possibly improve flac?

Brian Waters brianmwaters at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 13:04:16 PST 2011

I like this idea. I've been looking for an open source project to get
my feet wet with. I'd love to work on the FLAC library, but I don't
know jack s**t about compression algorithms, and I've never worked on
a large project before.

If someone would help guide me in the right direction, I'd love to do
some of that code.

- Brian Waters

PS, whats the deal with the codebase being frozen?

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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