A multicore FLAC encoder Reply #50 – 2009-12-04 21:02:21 Quote from: Chinch on 2009-12-02 05:25:171) the encoding algorithm is standardized, correct? that is, obviously it is going to provide lossless encoding/decoding, and compress to (at least) the same filesize as one encoded with the original FLAC.exe? i know there were some projects going on trying to increase performance/compression on this codec.... which i don't like, standards are made for reasons The encoding algorithm is exactly the same (except some SSE optimizations) as the original FLAC.Quote2) you say the current algorithm for encoding is i/o bound, i'm assuming this means the encoder can encode faster than the hard drive can read/supply the data, is this what you mean? unfortunately, this probably means that on faster systems, the speed improvement (vs. the original encoder) will have a tendency to decline the faster the system gets. fortunately, this also will improve with current and future tech like SSD drives... The encoder is embarassingly parallel so sooner or later the I/O will become the bottleneck.