[flac-dev] Question from Argentina

Federico Miyara fmiyara at fceia.unr.edu.ar
Wed Jun 12 08:13:56 PDT 2013

Dear Friends,

I am new to this mailing list. I am with the National University of 
Rosario, Argentina, and I am writing a book on software-based 
acoustical measurements, which includes a chapter on FLAC for 
archival and streaming purposes from an remote embedded system 
including a sensor.

I would like to ask why the seekpoint information in the seek table 
metadata block reserves 64 bit for the number of first sample in 
target frame and for the offset of the first byte of target frame.

It seems to me a lot, since 2^64 = 1.84e+19, i.e., far more samples 
and bytes than can be expected in any file... ever.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Federico Miyara

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