[flac-dev] One more question on FLAC format

Martijn van Beurden mvanb1 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 25 16:30:42 PDT 2013

On 25-06-13 20:59, Federico Miyara wrote:
> What does it mean "wasted bits-per-sample in source subblock" in the
> subbframe header?
> Might it be, for instance, that some bits can be discarded at once
> because the maximum amplitude is such that renders them constant zero
> along the uncoded subblock?

No. It's at the 'other side', its not about the most significant bit 
being zero but rather about the least significant bit being zero.

If you want to know more about this, look up LossyWAV, that's a tool 
that uses this particular format-feature to implement a lossy codec by 
using lossless codecs.

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