[Vorbis] vorbis-tools 1.4.0

John Edwards john.edwards33 at ntlworld.com
Thu May 13 01:31:34 PDT 2010

As the 'authour' of the unofficial oggenc2, I'm confused about the 
reference to the 'broken binary from 2 years ago'. The current binary on 
Rarewares is dated 15 April 2010 and is not broken! The reason for the 
much larger binary than would be produced using the standard code is 
that the resampling routines have been replaced with the libsamplerate 


On 13/05/2010 02:23, dos386 wrote:
> More tests:
> Binaries seem to work.
>> OPTIMFROG and SHORTEN files. You MUST ensure that the appropriate
>> encoder/decoder (i.e., flac.exe, etc) is in the same dir/folder as
>> oggenc2.exe, or is in the defined path.
> This is wrong, FLAC decoder seems to be included in OGGENC2, so
> FLAC.EXE is NOT needed to transcode from FLAC to Vorbis.
> What remains is the broken binary from 2 years ago (no answer nor deletion).
> Considering all the "OGG doesn't work" complaints around, is it necessary to
> keep this broken stuff for centuries ???
> And the other problem - bloat. The "unofficial" working binary from 2 years ago
> is 1.4 MiB. The newest one is 3.3 MiB. All other notable audio codecs (WAVPACK,
> FLAC, TAK, MP5) are<  1/2 MiB for compression + decompression together.
> Also Theora codec doesn't suffer from bloat. Some clarification about this
> would be appreciated.
> I looked into the binaries, code + 2 KiB (nope), relocs + 24 KiB (nope),
> resources + few Bytes (nope), file alignment 4 KiB ->  512 B (down),
> ... and one of the data sections grew to 2.9 MiB (???).
> Also there is absolutely no documentation included with the binaries.
> I'm aware that they are "not official" ... still posting here for now
> ... should I
> create a "Bug" about deletion of broken stuff ???

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