[flac-dev] External decoders?

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+la at mega-nerd.com
Tue Apr 16 16:37:24 PDT 2013

Marcus Johnson wrote:

> Should we start thinking about including APE, ALAC, etc decoders? it'd make
> encoding to flac a lot easier, and quicker, just wondering. I mean if
> nothing else, FFmpeg has free decoders, and Apple released their official
> ALAC codec awhile back.

THis is not something that makes sense in the actual FLAC codebase. FLAC is
about FLAC.

The appropriate place is somewhere like either libsndfile or the avcodec

I'm the main maintainer of libsndfile and the next version will support
ALAC. Patches for other stuff gladly accepted.

Erik de Castro Lopo

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