TAK 1.0.4 - Development Reply #100 – 2008-03-06 13:39:13 Quote from: SebastianG on 2008-03-05 17:38:40Quote from: skamp on 2008-02-25 01:55:28I understand why Thomas would want to wait until the format is final,I thought it was finalized. Now and then i am working on a slightly modified codec:- A bit faster en- and decoding without compression penality- Slightly better compression- Simplier codeIf the advantages are big enough, i may add this new codec to TAK. Currently i don't know how much improvement i can achieve, i first have to try some new ideas.Quote from: skamp on 2008-03-06 01:13:28Quote from: TBeck on 2008-03-05 22:44:39And nevertheless i have the impression [Monkey's Audio] is slowly dying... Source code availability is no guarantee for lasting success.In the Free Software world at least (can't speak for Windows or MacOS), it seems the problem was with licensing. FOSS developers claim the license is too ambiguous (the author requires them to ask for permission) and thus refuse to engage work into supporting and including Monkey's Audio in apps and linux distros. I guess it's fundamentally incompatible with the main Free Software licenses (GPL, BSD...).I know about those license issues, but i doubt this could prevent windows developers from improving the applications or writing plugins for other applications.Quote from: greynol on 2008-03-06 01:37:16I don't really have a dog in this race, but it would seem to make sense to use a method that's compatible with at least two other codecs. For those transcoding between formats, md5 would make for pretty easy verification.Exactly!