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Yalac: Suggestions for an Alternative Name

Please find below a list of all suggestions as of <see this post's last edit date>:

Suggested Names for Thomas Beck's New Audio Codec:

TAK (Toms Audio K©ompression) - TBeck (here)
YALAC (Yet Another Lossless Audio Compressor) - TBeck

ATAK (Advanced...?) - towolf
LAW (Lossless Audio Worker/Weapon/Wizard) - Latexx
AP1 - foosion
A1C - halb27
Crystal (Audio) *already taken* - kjoonlee
YAA (Ye Audio Archiver) - Shade[ST]
Diamond, Aquamarine - kjoonlee
Clarity - jarsonic
Talcum - towolf/foosion
*.ION - archagon
Sirena / *.SN, SODA, Aurora, Borealis - archagon
Diamantine - pepoluan
XLACS (Extreme Lossless Audio Compression Scheme) - MuncherOfSpleens
Mozart('s Choice) - boombard/pepoluan
TNT, Exploder - rutra80
Calf, Cala, Oidua Seyknom, Gorf Mitpo or COS (short for "Cedoc Oidua Sselssol") - elmar3rd
HAc - boombaard
YALE (Yet Another Lossless Encoder) - MuncherOfSpleens
AFLA  (April Fool's Lossless Audio) - Aspirant
RELACS (Really Efficient Lossless Audio Compression Scheme) - lionalex
YAC/YAK - kdo
SAC (Superior Audio Compression)
Null (Null: Ultimate LossLess), LaF (Lost and Found) - Cosmo
Crystalline, AudioLattice, Kiite, Durova, and Llewella - kjoonlee
Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, etc. - popoluan
Mach *already taken* - stephanV
Obsidian - Synthetic Soul
BAA (Beck's Audio Archiver), Halcyon - senab
The Beck's Experience - lazka
TBEC (Thomas Beck's Experimental Codec), TBPAK, TBAA, TBAC - tycho
TULAC (The User's Lossless Audio Codec) - Doktor Lorenz
Sled (Simply a Lossless Encoder) - sh1leshk4
Zwip - sh1leshk4
Calia - Insolent
SoundSqueeze or Songsqueeze, SonicSqueeze, SoniSqueeze /*.ssq, MusiComp - Supacon
BACH (Brilliant Audio Compressor Handling), Amadeus - guruboolez
BLA (Bitsquisher Lossless Audio) - slks
SoundStuffer - Supacon
Wavpress, Muzip, AudioZip/Auzip, HA1, Hydro - Badass01
Lyra, Terpsichore, Aria - cheerow
Lambda - Insolent
Lyracal - jido
Gumbo / *.gum, Zapper / *.zap - kanak
HELAC (High Efficiency Lossless Audio Compression/Codec), CAWAR (Compress Audio With Amazing Ratio) - jmartis
Stenosound - foosion
Pure Wave Touch - urak
LACN (Lossless Audio Codec for the Needy), OLAC (Obsessed Lossless Audio Codec) - Madman2003
Optimized Audio / *.OA, Optimized Lossless Audio (Compression) *.OLAC  - unfortunateson
Gliste,  Glissando - kjoonlee
ClearSound, ClearAudio, Clair/Claire - kjoonlee
Orchestra, Orkhestra, Orchestrion - monkey lord

Thanks to Supacon for taking the time to compile the initial list.
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Yalac: Suggestions for an Alternative Name

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Firstly, YALAC is a really bad name, because it sounds like an ALAC derivative.  The acronym is cheesy as well.  Even if this is a temporary name you may be unnecessarily confusing the issue.

Secondly, wouldn't it be pretty easy to write a small app to simply remove the first 44 (header) bytes from a WAVE file?  Or is it not that simple?  I don't really understand the RIFF chunk thing, so maybe I'm just being dumb.  It's been known.

Anyway, I'm itching to take a look at your encoder.  It will take a lot to drag me away from WavPack, but I'm always interested in seeing new apps. I've been following your other thread, and it seems you've impressed.

Edit: BTW, if you are only looking for a few dedicated testers I'm probably not your man.  I'm happy to wait for a more general release.  Sorry, but I'm just too busy for some serious testing.  I'm more than happy to encode a bunch of files and verify them using some provided tool though.
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Yes, it's not a good name. I didn't have time to think about a good one.

It would be easy to write an app to remove (at least a simple) wave header. But actually i wanted some independent testers and you couldn't call them so if i provided the testing tools.

Thanks for your interest

  Thomas

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Firstly, YALAC is a really bad name, because it sounds like an ALAC derivative.  The acronym is cheesy as well.  Even if this is a temporary name you may be unnecessarily confusing the issue.
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You are so right. It's really a bad name! This wrong association to ALAC is a big mistake! I hope, that i will find a better name soon....

  Thomas

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Yalac


May I suggest ATAK as a working title?   

‘A’ like Advanced, you know...

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Yalac


May I suggest ATAK as a working title?   

‘A’ like Advanced, you know...
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Sounds really good!

But sounds also a bit like ATTAC (Association pour une Taxation des Transactions financières pour l'Aide aux Citoyens).

Sigh...

It seems to be very hard to find some good sounding acronym, which isn't allready in use.

But thanks

  Thomas

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It seems to be very hard to find some good sounding acronym, which isn't allready in use.[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=378939"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


Well, and depending on your similarity measure FLAC sounds like 

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Well, and depending on your similarity measure FLAC sounds like 
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Ok, then i would prefer ATAK.

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How bout LAW, Lossless Audio Worker/Weapon/Wizard/WTF..

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Reply #8
Perhaps it isn't such a good idea to force yourself to find an acronym. Given the nature of the thing you are trying to name, you would probably end up using two or more of the letters T (from your name), A (from audio), L (from lossless) and C (from codec). There just isn't such a large variety of acronyms you can form from these without using unusual word orders. I think Tony Robinson deserves credit for not using an acronym to name his format (Shorten).

It might be worth to base the name on something that inspired you, or -  this is not a totally serious suggestion  - after the day you announced it here on Hydrogenaudio: AP1 (after April, 1st). Though if you look at Acronym Finder, even that one is already taken.

Just hoping to loosen up your mind.

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Perhaps it isn't such a good idea to force yourself to find an acronym. Given the...

Just hoping to loosen up your mind.
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You did. It's a very good hint!

  Thomas

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I like the April 1 idea.
How about A1C (April 1 codec)?
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I like the April 1 idea.
How about A1C (April 1 codec)?
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Cool sounds like some psychedelic drug.
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Reply #12
There are many ways to name things.
  • Acronyms and initialisms. LASER. RADAR. PVC. HTML.
  • Common nouns. Quartz. Cocoa. Opera. Firefox.
  • Compounds. WinZip. WavPack. GetRight. MP3Tag.
  • Proper names. Microsoft Bob. Eudora.
I vote for Crystal. It's transparent.

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I vote for Crystal. It's transparent.
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That's a great name! I would like it very much! But as usual: Do you know the Crystal video player?

But this one was really nice

  Thomas

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Crystal is taken by more than one piece of software.  Here's a trick : google "INSERT_NAME_HERE" download

YAA download is fine.

Crystal download has VST instruments, GM patches and a video player...

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YAA download is fine.
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Should we delete the posts containing YAA, before someone else "steals" this acronym? 

Thomas


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Call it "Clarity."


Crystal Audio is the name of some audio drivers and an audio chipset.


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http://www.google.com/search?q=clarity+download

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Yes, but one is a band, one is a material for braces, and the only software (4 hits down) is teacher software for developing lesson plans  and recording class attendance.

I don't think there would be any confusion.

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Reply #20
Diamond will be wayyyy overtaken.  However, I really like Aquamarine, and that one seems free.  Plus, it can make a nice logo.

[edit]Actually, ACrystal Encoder would look nice, too[/edit]

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Reply #21
Perhaps it isn't such a good idea to force yourself to find an acronym. Given the nature of the thing you are trying to name, you would probably end up using two or more of the letters T (from your name), A (from audio), L (from lossless) and C (from codec). There just isn't such a large variety of acronyms you can form from these without using unusual word orders. I think Tony Robinson deserves credit for not using an acronym to name his format (Shorten).


Here we go again: Talcum

What ‘u’ and ‘m’ stand for is down to your discretion, maybe u = unpublished.

In the end you’re not yet marketing a brand name, do you? Personally, I wouldn't call something I had written “Crystal”. But I would neither call my daughter “Lolita”.

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Reply #22
Call it "Clarity."

Crystal Audio is the name of some audio drivers and an audio chipset.


SonicFoundry (now Sony) already came up with a technology called Perfect Clarity Audio (PCA) - a lossless codec.


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Reply #24
*.ION, perhaps?
How about "Sirena"? (*.SN) (Russian for "siren")

SODA, maybe? (Same Objective -- Different Algorithm)
"Aurora?"
"Borealis?"

 
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