[flac-dev] Next generation WebM and FLAC

Martin Leese martin.leese at stanfordalumni.org
Tue Jun 19 14:59:28 PDT 2012

Ralph Giles <giles at thaumas.net> wrote:

> On 12-06-19 10:08 AM, James Haigh wrote:
>> I have proposed to WebM to use FLAC in a future version. Since FLAC was
>> designed a decade ago, I was wondering if there were any new compression
>> techniques that FLAC could use in a new version to improve compression
>> ratios.
> The short answer is yes, but for it to be work promoting a new standard,
> you really want to do *significantly* better than flac, like lossless at
> half the file size. That's a lot harder than an extra 10% or 20%
> compression. A great research project, in other words, but I think we'd
> do better to concentrate resources on improving support for the existing
> flac format which is very widely adopted.

What techniques are likely to give lossless
compression at half the file size of FLAC?
With lossless you have an actual hard limit.
(Yeah, that's entropy, man.)

Martin J Leese
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