FLAC (was Re: [OT]Software patents end? ??:) light at the end of tunnel)

Joel Newkirk freerunner at newkirk.us
Thu Nov 27 08:59:43 CET 2008

On Thu, 27 Nov 2008 17:06:30 +1000, "Denis Johnson"
<denis.johnson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 9:08 AM, Atilla Filiz <atilla.filiz at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> mp3 is also a lossy format. so other formats are not lower quality. The
>> thing is, converting from one format to another is also a lossy
> operation
>> itself. So if you convert an ogg music to mp3, you may also end up with
>> slightly worse file.
> If I may add, I recommend that your music collection should be ripped
> and archived from CD using FLAC http://flac.sourceforge.net/.
> Preferably using something like http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/ (if
> someone knows a Linux equivalent please chime in)  Only if your device
> does not support FLAC playback, convert from FLAC to whatever is best
> for the device.
> Although I don't know if the FR supports FLAC, does anyone know ?
> cheers Denis

Annoyingly, no, not at the moment - at least not that I can find in
OM/FSO/SHR repos.  Primarily we need gst-plugin-flac (plus any
dependencies) so gstreamer groks flac.  Angstrom has that package but not
for armv4, while they do have other flac libs for armv4 so I presume it's
feasible.  The lack of an armv4 gst plugin at Angstrom makes me wonder if
there's some assembly code involved.


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