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Old 2005-04-15, 10:51 AM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

Originally Posted by mfsljunkie
I really don't know why there isn't a gstreamer plugin for Shorten.
  • the "official" reference decoder implementation is pretty much un(re)usable.
  • nobody feels like reimplementing it to create a sane decoder
  • the foobar plugin is actually based on a somewhat sane independent decoder implementation, but the foo_shn devs are lazy bastards and mostly uninterested in Linux, so they're not going to make a gstreamer plugin anytime soon either (trust me on this one. I know.)
That should cover it..

Originally Posted by Thwumpt
Uh, where was I, oh yeah, shns suck. LOL.
Yes it does.

Instead of going into a lengthy and unnecessarily technical rant on why that's the case, let me just reiterate: Trust me, it sucks.

Originally Posted by Five
I've never heard anybody say FLAC is bad... everybody agrees it's the best.
I disagree. It's not. WavPack is better.
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