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32-bit support, Split from: "The Future of FLAC"
Brand
post Aug 31 2012, 22:21
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QUOTE (yourlord @ Aug 31 2012, 21:26) *
32-bit support

QUOTE (sshd @ Aug 31 2012, 22:16) *
>2G support

Both of these are important.

I was glad to see that in audio editing/music making software FLAC gained a lot of support in the last couple of years. I'd say right now most support at least importing FLAC.
But 32bit float is used a lot in audio editing, so FLAC could definitely improve there.


EDIT:
Also, I remember reading once that FLAC is too loosely defined (compared to ALAC where the rules are more strict regarding number of channels etc.). Don't know much about that stuff myself, but if it's true it's worth looking into. Hardware/software manufacturers want a reliable standard to work with.
EDIT2: found it

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post Sep 2 2012, 11:07
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QUOTE (jensend @ Sep 1 2012, 22:03) *
QUOTE (smok3 @ Sep 1 2012, 12:40) *
Main users of HD feature will be almost certainly home users
*Sigh.* You couldn't tell he was joking about going around yelling "HD!"? So-called "HD audio" is of zero real value to home users.

32-bit floats aren't "higher-definition" than 24-bit in any useful way. A 32-bit float has 24 bits of mantissa precision. Yes, that's one bit more than 24-bit


the point was i will not bother with compression/conversion in pro environment (with 40 tera fiber channel drive), so all thats left is crazy home users (and their placebo power). < but thats only my view (i do know the business quite well thought).

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