[Flac-dev] Idea to possibly improve flac?

David Richards rawdod at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 13:19:20 PST 2011

I might be able to look into this soon, I actually got my mother a
squeezebox boom for xmas, but I have no experience with the device,
other than initial set up and hearing it go. My choice of the word
"useless" was deliberate to get folks rawled up, and it worked! :D It
doesn't make it entirely useless, just unreliable and inconsistent. If
they are using the code from the main flac branch unmodified then I'm
sure the device is hitting these bugs. There is different bugs in the
encoding and decoding side of things, and also in the ogg packaging
layer. All of this is related to periods of silence in the stream of


On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 4:01 PM, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 3:56 PM, David Richards <rawdod at gmail.com> 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.
> could have fooled slimdevices/logitech, which sends FLAC to all their boxes.

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