FLAC support for Reggae
  • MorphOS Developer
    Krashan
    Posts: 1106 from 2003/6/11
    From: Białystok...
    I've started a bounty for FLAC audio compression support in Reggae library. The bounty assumes both decoding and encoding support. Encoding will of course use savers API developed in my previous bounty. Any audio application using Reggae will get FLAC support automatically.

    Bounty on MorphOS.pl

    I will take up the bounty if it crosses a threshold of 1600 PLN which is about 400 euro. Ask here if you have any questions or doubts. I estimate the time needed to complete all the stages will be 5 months. My plan is not to use the reference implementation (in any other way than, well, reference), but writing heavily optimized one.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Fraggle
    Posts: 203 from 2012/9/2
    Tell me how to get that page in English and I`ll donate 500 euro immediately as I use FLAC for everything.
    Fraggle
  • »30.09.12 - 12:43
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  • MorphOS Developer
    geit
    Posts: 888 from 2004/9/23
    English is at the bottom of the bounty description.

    Geit
  • »30.09.12 - 12:46
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    Fraggle
    Posts: 203 from 2012/9/2
    I meant the paypal page but I`ve done it now, Great Britain is `wielka Brytania` in Polish. I could have just gone outside and asked as there are many Poles living in my area!
    Fraggle
  • »30.09.12 - 12:51
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    Fraggle
    Posts: 203 from 2012/9/2
    I must be a retard - even when I change the amount to 2000 PLN it return to 5 PLN when I advance to the paypal page and I can`t figure out how to get the donation amount where I want it.

    I`m not really aquitting myself very well so far am I haha!
    Fraggle
  • »30.09.12 - 13:02
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  • MorphOS Developer
    Krashan
    Posts: 1106 from 2003/6/11
    From: Białystok...
    Well, I've tested this, I've entered 2000 being on MorphOS.pl, then I've clicked the PayPal button, and then switched the country to United Kingdom. It still kept the 2000.
  • »30.09.12 - 13:07
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    Fraggle
    Posts: 203 from 2012/9/2
    It may be something to do with NoScript (I`m on a PC atm) - I`ll try OWB instead.
    I`ll get it figured out today anyway...
    Fraggle
  • »30.09.12 - 13:11
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    Fraggle
    Posts: 203 from 2012/9/2
    Sorted, should come through soon.
    Fraggle
  • »30.09.12 - 14:21
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Fraggle
    Posts: 203 from 2012/9/2
    Yep, confirmed - 2000 PLN x
    Fraggle
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 1490 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    Just wanted to drop in that the new version of Jalapeno will be able to burn CDs ripped as CUE + FLAC on the fly once the bounty is completed.
  • »30.09.12 - 17:09
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    Fraggle
    Posts: 203 from 2012/9/2
    Still not gone through, bloody PayPal - more like PayEnemy lol.
    Fraggle
  • »30.09.12 - 17:44
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  • MorphOS Developer
    Krashan
    Posts: 1106 from 2003/6/11
    From: Białystok...
    Ok, bounty threshold level is already exceeded, mainly (but not only) thanks to generous donation from Fraggle. Then, I'm starting the work. I will notify about the progress here, as with the previous bounty.

    [ Edited by Krashan 01.10.2012 - 09:51 ]
  • »01.10.12 - 10:51
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    Fraggle
    Posts: 203 from 2012/9/2
    Brilliant!

    Yet another brick in the wall...
    Fraggle
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    maurensen
    Posts: 335 from 2003/10/3
    From: Padova - Italy
    I'm also dropping here because I also use very much flac for my music collection and seems to me that standard mos music player doesn't have flac support. Maybe I'm wrong and maybe this will be sorted thanx to Fraggie generous donation...
    Good luck for the bount Krashan! :-)
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  • »01.10.12 - 12:59
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Fraggle
    Posts: 203 from 2012/9/2
    The fact that I`m fortunate enough to be able to help with money for now, does not diominish one iota the contributions of others.

    In fact, the contributions of others are far more significant than mine - sooner or later my MOS fund will be gone, then the support of the rest of the community will be even more apparent than they have been up to now.
    Fraggle
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    pampers
    Posts: 1043 from 2009/2/26
    From: Tczew, Poland
    Meaby try to invest some money into EuroMillions or other lottery ;)

    Being serious - thanks for another generous contribution.
    MorphOS 3.x
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    takemehomegrandma
    Posts: 2413 from 2003/2/24
    This is great! The recent progress with Reggae (especially since MorphOS 3.0) is very impressive and it surely is about to make "Datatypes" obsolete for real (or something for legacy compatibility only). Reggae is so much more!

    Great progress Krashan! :-)
    MorphOS is Amiga done right! :-)
    MorphOS NG will be AROS done right! :-)
  • »01.10.12 - 13:54
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    runequester
    Posts: 106 from 2010/1/11
    So for those of us who aren't smart, what is the significance of Reggae?
    Amiga 1200 and G4 MDD MOS as my main computers.
  • »01.10.12 - 17:04
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    runequester
    Posts: 106 from 2010/1/11
    I see. Thank you!
    Amiga 1200 and G4 MDD MOS as my main computers.
  • »01.10.12 - 17:51
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 4254 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    Personally, I'd love to have the option of using FLAC as mp3s always sound distorted.
    "Magnetic was troubled by my avatars and 'satanic' references" - Jim Igou

    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
  • »01.10.12 - 22:04
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  • MorphOS Developer
    Krashan
    Posts: 1106 from 2003/6/11
    From: Białystok...
    Sooo, the first results, flac.demuxer in the work:



    And Zormanita recognizing the file and its basic properties.



    Don't hold your breath yet. It is only demultiplexer for file recognition and parsing headers. Decoder is for now only a skeleton, but it will change soon.
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  • Jim
  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Jim
    Posts: 4254 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    Very Cool.
    "Magnetic was troubled by my avatars and 'satanic' references" - Jim Igou

    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
  • »07.10.12 - 22:59
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  • MorphOS Developer
    Krashan
    Posts: 1106 from 2003/6/11
    From: Białystok...
    The first Reggae class of four needed for this bounty is flac.demuxer. It is an easy one, as it only recognizes the format and parses FLAC headers. It is more or less finished for now (I will add more metadata support to it in the third bounty stage). For now it parses the main FLAC header, the StreamInfo and also (added yesterday) SeekTable. The later one helps in fast audio seeking, as the name implies. If found (it is optional according to the standard), will be used by Reggae. Now the real fun begins, its name is flac.decoder ;-).
  • »10.10.12 - 06:43
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