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Re: [fluid-dev] Support for SF4 (FLAC) format?

From: Marcus Weseloh
Subject: Re: [fluid-dev] Support for SF4 (FLAC) format?
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 10:48:44 +0100

Am So., 19. Jan. 2020 um 10:27 Uhr schrieb Tom M. via fluid-dev

> I do sympathize with the idea of FLAC compression. But I do not see a
> reason to bump the soundfonts major version again.
> Everything needed to support FLAC, as far as I see, is to add a new
> compression flag to SfSampleLink enum that indicates that a sample is
> FLAC compressed.

Yes, I was thinking the same thing. And as I have a possible use-case
for it, I'll try to draft a pull-request in the next few days.

Then we would need to coordinate with sfconvert and try to get them to
abandon the SF4 idea in favour of an extended SF3 format. And maybe
also ask Polyphone to implement flac compression for SF3.


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