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Dan Sully
2005-07-11, 23:04
FYI - Looks like Apple might make our lives a bit more interesting.

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From: Erik de Castro Lopo <erikd-flac (AT) mega-nerd (DOT) com>
Subject: [Flac-dev] Apple's Core Audio File container format
To: flac-dev (AT) xiph (DOT) org
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 10:47:20 +1000

Hi all,

It hasn't really been publicized much yet, but Apple has a new
container file format called CAF:

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/MusicAudio/Reference/CAFSpec/

CAF files current support integer and float PCM formats, A-law,
u-law and a number of others including AAC and Apple's own Apple
Lossless Audio Codec (alac).

I have already implemented support for what I can (PCM, A-law,
u-law) in a libsndfile pre-release:

http://www.mega-nerd.com/tmp/libsndfile-1.0.12pre10.tar.gz

and I'm thinking of adding support for FLAC in a CAF container
as well. Is anyone else working on this? If so please let me
know so we can agree on how FLAC should be contained with CAF.

Cheers,
Erik
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