[linux-audio-announce] libfishsound 0.7.0 Release

Conrad Parker conrad at metadecks.org
Tue Jul 19 10:25:18 EDT 2005

FishSound 0.7.0 Release

libfishsound provides a simple programming interface for decoding and
encoding audio data using Xiph.Org codecs (Vorbis and Speex).

This release is available as a source tarball at:


New in this release

This release includes features backported from the development trunk:

	* Added typesafe encoding and decoding interfaces. Some existing
	interfaces are marked as deprecated, but source and binary
	compatibility with previous versions has been maintained.
	(Backported from changesets 282, 283, 285, 289, 290, 304)

	* Valgrind-clean: Removed memory leaks and other errors exposed by
	running the entire suite of unit tests under valgrind.
	(Changeset 1398, and Backported changesets:
	285:322 src/libfishsound/comments.c
	304:323 src/libfishsound/fishsound.c 
	332:328, 337:515, 568 src/libfishsound/vorbis.c 
	308, 316, 333:514 src/libfishsound/speex.c
	274:516 src/tests/encdec-comments.c

	* Added compatibility with and detection of Speex 1.1
	(Changeset 1391, and Backported changesets 306, 307)

	* Add support for compilation under MinGW (Erik de Castro Lopo)
	(Backported changeset 602)

	* Various build system improvements (Thomas Vander Stichele)
	(Backported changesets 536, 1337, 1355)

	* Various minor backports (Backported changesets 294, 300, 301,
	302, 303, 341, 511, 518, 532, 535, 568, 607, 666, 1356, 1396)

	* Updated shared version info to 2:0:1

For details, see:

About libfishsound

libfishsound by itself is designed to handle raw codec streams from a
lower level layer such as UDP datagrams. When these codecs are used in
files, they are commonly encapsulated in Ogg to produce Ogg Vorbis
and Speex files.

libfishsound is a wrapper around the existing codec libraries and provides
a consistent, higher-level programming interface. It has been designed for
use in a wide variety of applications; it has no direct dependencies on
Ogg encapsulation, though it is most commonly used in conjunction with
liboggz to decode or encode Vorbis or Speex audio tracks in Ogg files,
including Ogg Theora and Annodex.

FishSound has been developed and tested on GNU/Linux, Darwin/MacOSX and
Win32. It probably also works on other Unix-like systems via GNU autoconf.
For Win32: nmake Makefiles, Visual Studio .NET 2003 solution files and
Visual C++ 6.0 workspace files are all provided in the source distribution.

Full documentation of the FishSound API, customization and installation,
and complete examples of Ogg Vorbis and Speex decoding and encoding are
provided in the source tarball, and can be read online at:


FishSound is Free Software, available under a BSD-style license.

More information is available online at the FishSound homepage:


enjoy :)

Conrad Parker
Senior Software Engineer, Continuous Media Web, CSIRO Australia
http://www.annodex.net/   http://www.ict.csiro.au/cmweb/

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