Going Lossless Reply #25 – 2003-12-19 02:30:30 QuoteQuote Who cares if FLAC does not exist anymore in 10 years from now ? If you keep the current binaries, you will be able to decode your FLAC files to whatever format you like thenTen years is a long time for code rot to set in. WIll intel bother with x86 compatibility after a couple of generations of 64 bit processors? At this time can you count on all the old windows 3 (or less!) programs from 10 years ago to just come up and run on XP?But we aren't talking about walking away for 10 years.. you will have time to transcode to something more current. The biggest concern might be those proposals to enforce DRM in the CPU hardware.... no audio/video processing at all without authenticatiion of DRM compliance. You can still run (MUCH older then) 10 year old 16 bit code in Windows, I'm going to say that yes they will. Theres just too much x86 code out there for it to ever just go away.