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Flac 1.0.4 Beta Released
jcoalson
post Sep 11 2002, 07:18
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I have just finished uploading the source release for FLAC 1.0.4 beta
to Sourceforge; there are no binary releases. See the included
doc/html/news.html for the changes since 1.0.3; there are quite a few.

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/flac/fl...tar.gz?download

Please beat up on this as much as possible in the next week or two and
try and turn up bugs. Here's a suggested test plan:

configure --enable-exhaustive-tests
[also optionally try out different combinations of --enable-debug
--disable-asm-optimizations --enable-3dnow --enable-sse, as
appropriate]
make
make check [NOTE this will run for several hours]
make install

Then try making some flac files (AIFF and 24-bit WAVE experiments
especially valuable), try tagging with Vorbis comments using metaflac
(non ISO-8859-1 charsets especially valuable), id3v1 and v2 tags,
checking for tag support in the plugins (note the new config window in
the XMMS plugin).

Special note: 24-bit playback in plugins is currently supported by
dithering the output to 16 bps. If you want to try and test raw 24-bit
out, delete the "#defing FLAC__DO_DITHER" in all the plugin source
before compiling. Eventually this will be configurable in the plugins.
If you can write this *please do* and send me a patch.

Also, I noticed too late that there is no "clean" target for the doc/
directory. I'll also welcome patches for that.

Thanks everyone.

Josh
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john33
post Sep 14 2002, 10:53
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I just uploaded Win32 binaries to Mirror 1, below. The 'bundle' includes:- flac.exe, in_flac.dll, metaflac.exe and cnv_flacpcm.wac. Be warned, the latter two are untried!! wink.gif

(BTW, flac.exe includes ogg support.)


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Benjamin Lebsanf...
post Sep 14 2002, 13:05
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is ogg in flac (should be the other way round biggrin.gif ) useful on the home PC ? I can't play the file with the vorbis nor the flac plugin
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post Sep 14 2002, 14:05
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QUOTE (Benjamin Lebsanft @ Sep 14 2002 - 01:05 PM)
is ogg in flac (should be the other way round biggrin.gif ) useful on the home PC ? I can't play the file with the vorbis nor the flac plugin

Odd, work's fine here! smile.gif


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post Sep 14 2002, 14:09
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with which plugin and which settings ?
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post Sep 14 2002, 14:19
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I used default settings for flac.exe and the in_flac.dll plugin.


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post Sep 14 2002, 14:21
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flac --ogg [if] [of] ?
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post Sep 14 2002, 14:24
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Literally just: flac 10.wav.

No other settings at all.


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post Sep 14 2002, 15:01
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well, but i want ogg/flac
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post Sep 14 2002, 15:25
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QUOTE (Benjamin Lebsanft @ Sep 14 2002 - 03:01 PM)
well, but i want ogg/flac

No problem, but you can't play it thru Winamp!! It uses the ogg container and gives it an '.ogg' extension and will decode with the flac decode option, BUT it won't play thru Winamp!! biggrin.gif


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post Sep 14 2002, 15:33
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would be nice if peter could add it [to his winamp plugin], would be -q 11 or similar biggrin.gif
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post Sep 14 2002, 16:01
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Actually, I think it's Mr Coalson you need to speak nicely to!! smile.gif


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post Sep 14 2002, 16:18
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well i would like to see this integrated into oggenc or the code of oggenc into flac. So we could use something like lossless ogg files smile.gif
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jcoalson
post Sep 15 2002, 23:19
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Ogg FLAC playback in the plugins is on my list. It's actually not that hard to do now that I broke out the Ogg-related stuff into libOggFLAC but I don't have time to get it in 1.0.4.

I should mention that there is no real advantage to Ogg FLAC over native FLAC yet; my original reason for adding it was to possibly make it easier to stream FLAC, through Ogg-aware tools, but no one has really picked up that ball yet. Ogg FLAC files will be slightly larger than native FLAC files.

Josh
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