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Re: 1.2 audio formats

From: Tobias Reif <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 10:45:51 +0200
Message-ID: <3EB8C7BF.8030903@pinkjuice.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org

jeremy@asofok.org wrote:

 > It'd be nice if SVG 1.2 mandated support for a lossless audio
 > format.  Maybe FLAC (http://flac.sourceforge.net/)?

http://www.xiph.org/ogg/
:
"FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) maintains a lossless audio compression 
codec suitable for preserving audio without sacrificing any audio quality.

The FLAC project joined Xiph.org in late January, in 2003."

http://flac.sourceforge.net/
http://flac.sourceforge.net/goals.html
:
" Goals

     * FLAC should be and stay an open format with an open-source
       reference implementation.
     * FLAC should be lossless. This seems obvious but lossy compression
       seems to creep into every audio codec. This goal also means that
       flac should stay archival quality and be truly lossless for all
       input. Testing of releases should be thorough.
     * FLAC should yield respectable compression, on par or better than
       other lossless codecs.
     * FLAC should allow at least realtime decoding on even modest
       hardware.
     * FLAC should support fast sample-accurate seeking.
     * FLAC should allow gapless playback of consecutive streams. This
       follows from the lossless goal.
     [...]"

Sounds good.

The Ogg people http://www.vorbis.com/ also have (a) video format(s) in 
the works.

Tobi

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