[vorbis] Ogg FLAC

Josh Coalson j_coalson at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 22 14:07:49 PDT 2001

--- Nathan Johnson <johnsonn at agcs.com> wrote:
> Isn't Ogg supposed to be a encapsulation scheme for codecs like
> Vorbis or FLAC?
> Isn't it desirable for codecs like FLAC to move to being Ogg codecs?
> It seems FLAC has it's own constructs which are redundant with Ogg's,
> but (being
> ignorant of the structure of each) might it not be desirable to
> create a variant
> of FLAC which removes the redundant parts from the FLAC format and
> uses those
> provided by Ogg?  Then we have Ogg Vorbis and Ogg FLAC and players
> which will
> play any Ogg.

This is covered in detail earlier in the thread... Yes,
there are redundancies but they are very small, and there
are benefits to having both a standalone FLAC and an


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