ITP: flac -- Free Lossless Audio Compressor
Consider this an ITP for FLAC.
On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 03:03:49PM -0800, Josh Coalson wrote:
> More info on FLAC: the homepage is
> The comparison page there compares many encoders including Kexis.
> Kexis barely beats shorten on compression and looks like it hasn't
> been worked on in a while. FLAC has better compression than Kexis
> and shorten, better plugin support, and is all GPL/LGPL.
> > On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 08:50:22AM -0500, Matt
> Zimmerman wrote:
> > > http://www.softsound.com/Shorten.html
> > >
> > > Does anyone know of a free replacement for the "shorten" tool, from
> > > It is used to compress/decompress digital audio to/from the "shn"
> format, a
> > > compressed audio format which gets about 2:1 lossless compression.
> It is
> > > gaining popularity for lossless storage of CD audio data and the
> > Currently I am aware of two, namely kexis and flac, both still in
> > development. Look for them on sourceforge.net. If you're lucky
> > you might also find some sources for OggSquish.
> > Ingo