thank you for the very quick port of FLAC!
I have downloaded and tested your Amiga compile of
FLAC. Unfortunately there seems to be a serious problem
with the encoding / decoding routines somehow not
working correctly. See below for details.
(tested with 16bit stereo 44100 Hz WAV files)
-FLAC runs without crash on my A1200 (68030+882, OS
3.1, ixemul.library 48.0)
-FLAC encodes and decodes files without displaying any
FLAC needs quite a lot of memory for operation. I've
read that the latest release (1.0.4) has been optimized
for lower memory consumption, could you compile that
version for Amiga, please?
flac files encoded and decoded on Amiga appear to be OK
(they sound fine), but they are not bit-identical to
the original input file. this is of course a very bad
thing for a LOSSLESS audio codec.
flac files cannot be exchenged with the Windows version
of the flac software. for instance, when decoding an
Amiga-encoded flac-file on a Windows machine the output
is just noise. it's the same problem the other way
around (Windows flac-file decoded on Amiga).
IMO the problems #2 and #3 are critical, because it
means that the Amiga version of FLAC is NOT a LOSSLESS
audio codec! The interesting thing about that is that
both encoding and decoding does not display any error
essages (corrupted file or something similar), it seems
that the checksum routines don't even realize that
something is going wrong! Quite strange, but i hope you
can get it working.
And about the player: my plan is to write a FLAC player
for Amiga equipped with a Delfina DSP sound board. The
DSP chip will do the decoding and playback, very
similar to the MPEG audio player I wrote a while ago:
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