[vorbis] Ogg FLAC
rillian at telus.net
Tue Oct 16 20:32:58 PDT 2001
On Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at 06:48 , Jack Moffitt wrote:
> It will be even more useful when we have MNG (ie, lossless video) for
> storage of raw movies maybe. Ralph?
Absolutely. I'm at least working on this again. We have ogg, and it's
cleaner than a lot of the other media container formats floating around,
so it makes sense to have a lossless version for a/v stuff so you can
keep the tracks together while editing or archiving masters. MNG does
this nicely for video, so I'm very excited to have a lossless audio
codec available as well.
Um, I assume flac can do 24/96 and 5.1?
elsewhere Josh wrote:
> my overall vision would be to have an -ogg option to
> flac that does what I mentioned, and a tool that can
> convert between Ogg-FLAC and standalone FLAC, which
> would also be very simple. all of this I could do
> pretty quickly if it would be really useful.
That sounds reasonable, since you have an estabilished user community.
There's the extension-sorting issue to think of as well. It makes more
sense to use oggflac when you're multiplexing with other data. OTOH, as
jack mentioned you'd get our superior metatdata support. :^)
You mentioned some redundancy in the framing. How did you do the
packetization? Is there more you could throw away if you're using the
ogg framing? Not that I should talk since I kept the chunk structure in
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