[linux-audio-user] Re: OT: File formats

Eric Dantan Rzewnicki rzewnickie at rfa.org
Wed Feb 9 17:00:15 EST 2005

On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 10:23:41PM +0200, Kai Vehmanen wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Jan 2005, Eric Dantan Rzewnicki wrote:
> >> There is an upcoming version of libsndfile which will allow reading
> >> and writing of FLAC at 8, 16 and 24 bits through the standard 
> > Hmm ... ecasound currently pipes to the flac commandline tools for
> > reading/writing flac files. I gather from this thread that those tools
> > don't handle 24 bits, yet (someone correct me if I'm wrong). Kai, or 
> The command-line line flac tool _does_ support 24bit sample format (since
> at least 1.0.4 flac version). For example:
> ecasound -f:32,2,44100 -i alsa,default -o foo.flac
> ecasound -f:32,2,44100 -i foo.flac -o alsa,default
> ... should sound ok (tested with ecasound-2.3.5 and flac-1.1.0).
> > Erik if you know, how involved is adding flac support via libsndfile
> > to ecasound? 
> No extra steps needed, just install the new libsndfile and you are
> ready to go (replace '-o foo.flac' with '-o sndfile,foo.flac').

Great. Thanks Kai.
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