Author Topic: FLAC 1.4.0 released  (Read 105 times)

Xire

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FLAC 1.4.0 released
« on: 14 Sep '22 - 20:40 »
Hi Ian,

In case you've missed it - https://xiph.org/flac/2022/09/09/flac-1-4-0-released.html
- FLAC can now encode and decode 32 bit-per-sample audio. This means the FLAC format is now one step closer to being fully implemented. Note that this is 32 bit integer samples, not 32 bit float samples.

Ian @ un4seen

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Re: FLAC 1.4.0 released
« Reply #1 on: 15 Sep '22 - 16:25 »
Thanks for the reminder. BASSFLAC was actually updated to use the FLAC 1.4.0 code a few days ago, but I found that performance was degraded due to CPU-specific assembler/intrinsic decoder optimizations being removed in the FLAC 1.4.0 release. It's still pretty fast compared to other formats but not as fast as it used to be. Every little bit of performance is helpful (I'm thinking particularly with packed soundfonts), so I would like to check if those optimizations can be reintroduced before a BASSFLAC update is released.