[vorbis] Ogg FLAC

Jack Moffitt jack at xiph.org
Tue Oct 16 18:48:46 PDT 2001

> Just for the heck of it I have added an option to the
> flac encoder to use ogg as the transport stream, based
> on an earlier patch.  It basically just wraps a native
> FLAC stream in ogg pages.

Is there two sets of transport information now? Or did flac not have the
seeking/etc infrastructure?  Is there a case to be made for all flac
files to be oggs ? :)

> Now the question is, what next?  Is this useful?  

Yes.  People have been wanting lossless ogg for some time.

It will be even more useful when we have MNG (ie, lossless video) for
storage of raw movies maybe.  Ralph?

> I am
> not too familiar with ogg/vorbis's killer apps right now
> but I'm assuming that having a lossless codec wrapped
> in ogg will make it at least slightly easier to add FLAC
> support to ogg-aware tools.  I just don't know what they
> are or if there is a demand for it.

Actually it will currently break them all.  But this is a good thing.
One more reason to fix that problem :)


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