[flac-dev] [Cellar] FLAC Markdown

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+la at mega-nerd.com
Wed Jun 7 08:29:45 UTC 2017

Ruud van Asseldonk wrote:

> I'm jumping in on this thread to make a few remarks about the spec. I
> implemented a FLAC decoder by only looking at the spec, and I have a few
> notes that would have saved me a lot of time if the spec had mentioned
> them. They are obvious in hindsight, of course.
> * If the channel assignment includes a difference channel, then the
> subframe for that channel has one extra bit per sample in order to
> encode the difference.
> * The number of bits per sample for a subframe, is the number of bits
> per sample of the frame, minus the number of wasted bits per sample of
> the subframe (and possibly plus one for a difference channel).
> I hope this helps future implementers.

I would love to see a patch against the documentation for this.

Erik de Castro Lopo

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