[Flac-dev] Idea to possibly improve flac?

Jørgen Vigdal jorgen at anion.no
Fri Jan 7 13:08:58 PST 2011

Hi Brian.

Thanks for liking the idea.

The code for doing this, could actually be fairly easy. If you start researching on what a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) is, and understand how to implement a rough algorithm on this, you could easily add a test in the code, before the encoder kicks in, and prompt a message to the user, that it should be aware that the file could not be compressed, because it might already have been compressed. 

If you need help implementing a FFT, I'd be happy to help out.

I think the codebase is frozen because the development have ceased?

- Jørgen.

On Jan 7, 2011, at 10:03 PM, Brian Waters wrote:

> 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?

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