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Old 2005-04-15, 12:17 AM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

probably someone incognito
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Old 2005-04-15, 12:22 AM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

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Who is this guy? I think him and Sara would be a match made in heaven
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Old 2005-04-15, 12:23 AM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

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Who is this guy? I think him and Sara would be a match made in heaven
Why? I'm not nearly as much of a space cadet as this guy is.

Oh, and it's 'Sarah' with an 'h'--that's the proper transliteration from the Hebrew origin of the name. Spelling it with out the 'h' is a bastardization.
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Old 2005-04-15, 12:28 AM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

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Why? I'm not nearly as much of a space cadet as this guy is.
If by that, you mean Hello Kitty fan, then I'm pretty far out myself.
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

Why is a silent H necessary?
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Old 2005-04-15, 12:28 AM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

Uh, and did you know that the count from Sesame street was a pimp?



"One bitch-slap, mwuhahaha, TWO bitch-slap, mwuhahaha, THREEE bitch slap, mwuhahaha. Three bitch-slaps gets the bitch to give me my money."

This dude at work told me that. It's funnier if you watched alot of sesame street as a kid. Or if you still watch it. Whatever.
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Old 2005-04-15, 12:29 AM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

Thwumpt, I'm moving your thread to Technobabble where you will get a better response.
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Old 2005-04-15, 12:34 AM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

Uh, where was I, oh yeah, shns suck. LOL.

Thank you.
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Old 2005-04-15, 01:52 AM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

I've never heard anybody say FLAC is bad... everybody agrees it's the best. Who told you it's bad?
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Old 2005-04-15, 04:59 AM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

Flacs is good. It's high in fibre and keeps you regular so you don't stay up all night slobbering on your keyboard and fretting about sector boundaries and the relative losslessness of human existance-or whatever.
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Old 2005-04-15, 09:51 AM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

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I really don't know why there isn't a gstreamer plugin for Shorten.
well.
  • 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..

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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.

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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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Old 2005-04-15, 09:57 AM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

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Please give a real answer. If you don't know, don't post, unless you're hijacking the thread with something funny, or you want to argue. That would be funny, but, seriously, don't lie if you don't know. I seek an honest truth.
I used to use shn, but I now use flac becasue it seems to compress more than shn. They are both lossless, so not any difference in quality. The change took a long time for me, but one day I realized that flac is the way to go now.
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Old 2005-04-15, 02:11 PM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

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well.
  • 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..
Well, another big problem with shorten (in the eyes of the gstreamer folks) is the licensing situation which is unclear on modified source distribution and basically forbides commercial usage which makes it difficult to get into a commercial product. So the unfree license keeps it out.

Source for a shorten plugin for gstreamer exists in the CVS sandbox in the gstreamer codetree:
http://cvs.freedesktop.org/gstreamer...x/gst-shorten/ My understanding is that it is largely abandoned, probably because of the reasons you cite above.
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Old 2005-04-15, 02:46 PM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

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Why? I'm not nearly as much of a space cadet as this guy is.

Oh, and it's 'Sarah' with an 'h'--that's the proper transliteration from the Hebrew origin of the name. Spelling it with out the 'h' is a bastardization.
Typical self-absorbed arrogance - what makes you think I was refering to you?
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Old 2005-04-15, 03:04 PM
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Re: Why is FLAC supposedly so bad?

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Typical self-absorbed arrogance - what makes you think I was refering to you?
Do we have another Sara, or Sarah, around here?
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