[Flac-dev] Idea to possibly improve flac?

Ben Allison benski at winamp.com
Fri Jan 7 17:16:47 PST 2011

> The whole picture is a bit inconsistent.  If Flake is only an
> encoder, and compression levels above 8 are not guaranteed to be
> compatible, then what's the purpose?  If Flake cannot decode, then
> what good is it to create a file that no other decoder can handle?

Compression levels above 8 for Flake just don't conform to the 'subset'
defined in FLAC, meaning that some implementations may not play them. 
They play fine on libFLAC-based players on desktop platforms, though.

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