[flac-dev] FLAC Mathematical Details
giles at thaumas.net
Wed Feb 8 08:49:37 PST 2012
On 7 February 2012 21:59, Martijn van Beurden <mvanb1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> AFAIK, FLAC uses a fixed block length so block boundaries are just put
> somewhere a block ends. Flake, another FLAC-encoders can use variable
> block length and has a algorithm to decide the length, but this is
> outside of the -0 to -8 presets, as these are all fixed block length.
Aha. Thanks for clarifying. I just saw the reference to
variable-length blocks in the format document.
How much does the variable-block mode improve compression?
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