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Cerebus the Aardvark
2003-12-01, 11:06
>From: Jason Holtzapple <jasonholtzapple (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>
>Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 09:59:17 -0800 (PST)
>
>--- Cerebus the Aardvark <cerebusjam (AT) hotmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> > I have a set of FLAC tag/streaminfo reading routines that do not use
> > metaflac to obtain the information. These routines are being evolved by
>Dan
> > S. and myself to be incorporated into a CPAN module, and should be done
>in a
> > week or so, depending on our respective work schedules.
>
>This is good news, even though it has obsoleted the FLAC cuesheet
>parsing code I had written! :)

So, do we need cuesheet parsing? I wasn't sure if we were interested in
that, since it appears to be an entire cue bundled with each file - what
would the server need with the cuesheet?

>
> > I also have code that does the same sort of information parsing on
> > MPC/Musepack audio files, although I know that that audio format is not
> > (yet) supported by the server. What is needed for the server to be able
>to
> > support this format? (I assume that we're talking about a
>multi-platform
> > decoder, which I don't think currently exists - there's a LOT of folks
>using
> > non-Windoze platforms here, as I've seen in the last few days, but this
> > format appears to currently be windows-only) If I need to contact the
> > developers of the format to determine patent issues as well, please let
>me
> > know.
>
>There is source code for the mpc decoder available, and binaries
>for win32 and linux. Anyone interested in mpc is likely to already
>have a decoder available. For simple support, you would just
>have to make sure you have the proper line in convert.conf.
>
>For better support including proper indexing of tags,
>you'll have to dig deeper into the code. I would suggest starting
>at Info.pm :-)

I haven't looked at any of the server code as yet - wanted to make sure my
services were desired. Let me have a look.

Erik