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flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #100
Download at the usual location.

I just came here to thank you for the previous patches, they work on MinGW too  I'll check the binaries.
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flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #101
I found no issues, it even works when I change the size of the console while flac is running. Great patch, I have seen this bug for years (because I've encoded quite some classical music, which usually has long filenames) but always ignored it. I hope it works as nice on Linux and other Unixes too

Screenshots:
http://www.icer.nl/misc_stuff/longlinepatch1.png
http://www.icer.nl/misc_stuff/longlinepatch2.png
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flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #103
Not sure why you would want it (I think building with MSVC is more native than building with MinGW) but here you go. This is the build I tested this morning, which is current git plus the two UTF-8 patches by case. This one is without the long line patch though.

http://www.icer.nl/misc_stuff/flac-mingw-g...utf8patches.zip
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flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #104
I'm confused. Is Case forking FLAC into a Windows-only project?

flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #105
I'm confused. Is Case forking FLAC into a Windows-only project?


No? Case is supplying patches to get features into the Windows builds that have been in the Linux/*nix builds for ages, like UTF-8 support. Except the last two they are in git already, so no forking. Building on *nix still works perfectly. Cross platform projects sometimes just require some platform-specific workarounds.
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flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #107
The problems birdie has look very much like broken hardware to me. Bad memory stick could easily trigger such behavior.

I uploaded fresh Win32 binaries of 1.3pre3 + git fixes here.


I have zero problems with my system - RAM is 100% errors free as I've never had a single crash.

Like it's already been mentioned, static FLAC build is horribly broken.

flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #108
I have zero problems with my system - RAM is 100% errors free as I've never had a single crash.

Case said memory stick, not RAM.

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Like it's already been mentioned, static FLAC build is horribly broken.

No, it's not. I've now built statically linked on a bunch of different machines and architectures and it all worked flawlessly but for one (which failed during compiling already). I really don't know why it doesn't work on your machine though. Maybe you could explain a little more so we can do some troubleshooting? For example, are you trying to compile under Linux (what distro?), MinGW, *BSD, Solaris, etc. Have you tried using the compiler native to your OS, if it's an open-source one? It might be one of the libraries that is linked statically (libogg, libiconv etc.) is outdated or broken?
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flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #110
Erik has announced he wants to release FLAC 1.3.0 next Saturday, so if you have any bug fixes, please be quick
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flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #112
So, should we expect the final release today?

flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #113
So, should we expect the final release today?


I think that was the plan, though in that case it is already delayed (early Sunday in Australia now).


flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #115
Which Saturday again?


flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #117
But the original plan was May 4, it just didn’t work out as planned. Perhaps next Saturday, then. :-)

flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #118
I'm eagerly anticipating the release, considering I've been 1.2.1-FLACing my entire CD lineup in the past few weeks.

Quick question - does anyone have (or can anyone build) a script which will decode all 1.2.1-FLAC files in a given folder structure, and reencode at 1.3.0, preserving metadata/tags?  I always use the strongest possible compression so would be interested in doing this, even if the disk space saved would be miniscule.


EDIT: Looks like compression increases are very minor, varying from a few kb improvement to a 4 byte decrease.  Even so, I'm still willing to give it a try.

flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #119
Quick question - does anyone have (or can anyone build) a script which will decode all 1.2.1-FLAC files in a given folder structure, and reencode at 1.3.0, preserving metadata/tags?  I always use the strongest possible compression so would be interested in doing this, even if the disk space saved would be miniscule.
Everything about your post is a terrible idea. Please don't do it.

Spend the time you would have wasted on that doing something more useful, like coming up with a meticulous sorting and classification system for your own navel lint museum. Let the electricity you would have wasted on that go to a more noble purpose, like powering a Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish year-round.

If you're really that short on bytes of storage I'm sure that I have a spare 3.5" floppy gathering dust somewhere which I can send you. It may be only a millionth as big as a cheapo consumer hard drive these days, but it's probably a good bit more than you'll save by recompressing your collection.

flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #120
Everything about your post is a terrible idea. Please don't do it.

Spend the time you would have wasted on that doing something more useful, like coming up with a meticulous sorting and classification system for your own navel lint museum. Let the electricity you would have wasted on that go to a more noble purpose, like powering a Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish year-round.

If you're really that short on bytes of storage I'm sure that I have a spare 3.5" floppy gathering dust somewhere which I can send you. It may be only a millionth as big as a cheapo consumer hard drive these days, but it's probably a good bit more than you'll save by recompressing your collection.


[sarcasm]You're right, I suppose the three seconds that it would take to get the batch process started would be a waste of my time.  And the 50 cents in electricity it would take for my laptop to chug through all of the files in the Power Saving mode I normally leave it on could be better used somewhere else.[/sarcasm]

Frankly, your criticism was a very bad idea and a waste of time.  If it wasn't baseless and self-defeating, I'd actually listen.
Yes, I am quite aware that there's not a lot of utility to such an effort - as made very obvious in my first post, where I indicated I expected miniscule changes.  However I'm interested to see what difference 1.3.0 makes in maximal compression, and - given it's the first update in 6 years - I think this is justifiable.

flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #121
There is no compression increase with version 1.3. The differences reported earlier were due to different metadata (the flac version string).

flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #122
There is no compression increase with version 1.3. The differences reported earlier were due to different metadata (the flac version string).

Ah!  Well in that case, I WOULD be wasting my time doing this.  Thanks.

flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #123
There is no compression increase with version 1.3. The differences reported earlier were due to different metadata (the flac version string).

Ah!  Well in that case, I WOULD be wasting my time doing this.  Thanks.


If you want tiny increases in compression,  you could try FLACCL or Flake.

flac 1.3.0 pre-release

Reply #124
I did recompress my 1.1.x's, simply because I wanted a one-glance overview on the lossless part of a selection in fb2k (didn't have place to read any mp3 listings when there were four different FLAC versions to be listed first).

In addition I saved a quarter, I think. Of a dollar, certainly not of an hour.

(Actually, my drives soon got on the edge of full.)