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Cerebus the Aardvark
2003-12-01, 09:57
Well, let me offer my services. Dan H. contacted me last week, interested
in some of my Perl code that directly accesses FLAC tags (Vorbis comments,
streaminfo, etc) so that the parsing of metaflac's output could be avoided
(always better to have native Perl than have to rely on an external .exe).
The module that I've come up with for the FLAC tags, with Dan's help, will
be in CPAN in the near future - but I also have code that parses
Musepack/MPC files for tags and stream information as well. That's just the
tag stuff, tho - I'm not sure how to get you folks the decoder.

As far as other folks using this format, this would be a strong selling
point for the folks at HydrogenAudio. I plan on pushing the Sqz any chance
I get ;)

If you like, we can take this discussion to the dev-list, as I'm subscribed
to both.

Regards,
Erik

>From: dean blackketter <dean (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com
>
>On Dec 1, 2003, at 6:29 AM, Cerebus the Aardvark wrote:
>
>>Morning folks, hope your thanksgiving was enjoyable...
>>
>>Just a couple of suggestions for future versions...
>>
>>1. Support for Musepack/MPC. Personally, I prefer FLAC if I want great
>>quality audio files, but there are those folks who cannot afford the
>>storage space. On hydrogenaudio.org (a great discussion forum for audio
>>compression codecs, hardware/software, etc) there have been a number of
>>blind listening tests done with a variety of different audio file
>>types/codecs, and Musepack seems to come back the winner every time,
>>although AAC is giving it a run for it's money.
>This would probably be relatively easy to add if somebody with a little
>Perl experience was motivated.
>
>Is anybody else on the list using this format?
>
>-dean
>
>

dean
2003-12-01, 10:24
On Dec 1, 2003, at 8:57 AM, Cerebus the Aardvark wrote:

> Well, let me offer my services. Dan H. contacted me last week,
> interested in some of my Perl code that directly accesses FLAC tags
> (Vorbis comments, streaminfo, etc) so that the parsing of metaflac's
> output could be avoided (always better to have native Perl than have
> to rely on an external .exe). The module that I've come up with for
> the FLAC tags, with Dan's help, will be in CPAN in the near future -
> but I also have code that parses Musepack/MPC files for tags and
> stream information as well. That's just the tag stuff, tho - I'm not
> sure how to get you folks the decoder.
>
> As far as other folks using this format, this would be a strong
> selling point for the folks at HydrogenAudio. I plan on pushing the
> Sqz any chance I get ;)
>
> If you like, we can take this discussion to the dev-list, as I'm
> subscribed to both.
Terrific. Let's move to the developer list and get cooking!

-dean


>> From: dean blackketter <dean (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com
>>
>> On Dec 1, 2003, at 6:29 AM, Cerebus the Aardvark wrote:
>>
>>> Morning folks, hope your thanksgiving was enjoyable...
>>>
>>> Just a couple of suggestions for future versions...
>>>
>>> 1. Support for Musepack/MPC. Personally, I prefer FLAC if I want
>>> great quality audio files, but there are those folks who cannot
>>> afford the storage space. On hydrogenaudio.org (a great discussion
>>> forum for audio compression codecs, hardware/software, etc) there
>>> have been a number of blind listening tests done with a variety of
>>> different audio file types/codecs, and Musepack seems to come back
>>> the winner every time, although AAC is giving it a run for it's
>>> money.
>> This would probably be relatively easy to add if somebody with a
>> little Perl experience was motivated.
>>
>> Is anybody else on the list using this format?
>>
>> -dean
>>
>>