Adding flac-support to kde-multimedia?

Scott Wheeler wheeler at
Fri Sep 12 03:11:52 BST 2003

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On Friday 12 September 2003 1:07, Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:

> Sounds great. The playback is ready, I just need someone to test it and 
> recommend it to coolo (it can be found in kdenonbeta at the moment). I am 
> working on a patch for juk, but motivation isnt too high if playback isnt 
> going to be accepted, and I havent got any feedback since commiting it.

Well, here too -- I can take care of the JuK side of things if this goes in...  
Once JuK cuts over to using TagLib this should be about a 5 line change.  ;-)  
(Though there would obviously have to be more changes in TagLib.)
> Btw. found another wishitem for flac in juk, where you wrote about 
> implementing flac for gstreamer only. Did it get anywhere?

No -- I was only halfway motivated on this since I really don't like the idea 
of having different features for different backends.

> I mean generic names. I am thinking of the info-view in konqueror and using 
> it for indexing music.

Probably reasonable -- since what I've got on the feature plan will require 
rewriting some of this stuff anyway, I'll look at it then.

> Not that I know of. The STREAMINFO metadata in FLAC only contains number of 
> samples and sample-information. Not much about how it looks after encoding. 
> And the API for oggflac and flac is the same. 

I'll take a look at the file format once it's relevant.  At this point I'm not 
scared of much.  :-)  (Note that TagLib doesn't rely on the libs, so 
if it's in the file we can get to it.  :-) )

- -Scott

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