[flac-dev] Meet the new maintainer

Josh Coalson xflac at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 25 15:58:28 PDT 2012

No, this has been addressed before.  The FLAC format has no compression levels or even any encoding parameters that cannot be gleaned from the frame headers.  Everything else is implementation-specific and doesn't need official metadata support for.

> From: Olav Sunde <ogs at olavsunde.net>
>To: flac-dev at xiph.org 
>Sent: Monday, February 6, 2012 3:16 AM
>Subject: Re: [flac-dev] Meet the new maintainer
>At 09:33 02.02.2012, you wrote:
>Thanks Erik, I'll check back.
>This next is a feature request: Today it is not possible to know the
encoding of a flac archive. Many new devices support playback of flac,
however tiny processors sometimes have a hard time decoding files with
the default encoding of -5 or higher, resulting in unstable playback or
even reduced audio quality. A re-encoding to -0 often solve these
>Can you look at a way to store parameters used for encoding in an archive
so we can check it later? 
>Best regards
>Olav Sunde
>Olav Sunde wrote:
>>> very good to see activity on flac development again. I am not a
>>> unfortunately, but I'd like to check with you if updating code
>>> flac/metaflac to handle high-rez files (24/192 or higher) for
writing Replay
>>> Gain tags is in your 'pile'  of things to fix?
>>I think there are patches to do that in the queue. Perhaps you can
>>back in two weeks or so.
>>Erik de Castro Lopo
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