Bug 191 - Add flac support for SFZ samples
Summary: Add flac support for SFZ samples
Alias: None
Product: LinuxSampler
Classification: Unclassified
Component: drivers (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
: P5 enhancement
Assignee: Christian Schoenebeck
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-12-26 18:39 CET by Edward Diehl
Modified: 2013-05-31 18:19 CEST (History)
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Description Edward Diehl 2012-12-26 18:39:11 CET
It would be a big improvement to add support for flac samples for SFZ files.  This is because flac is a lossless compressed format which is much more compact that wav or aiff.   In my anecdotal experience flac samples are from 20% to 50% the size of a wave file.  For large SFZ files, e.g. Salamander Grand Piano, at more that 1GB in size (with wave file samples), this size reduction could save a lot of disk space.   An added bonus is the fact that flac is an open source, patent-free format.  Thanks for the great work on linuxsampler.
Comment 1 Edward Diehl 2013-01-14 05:30:50 CET
Hey, this is great. Thanks for the upgrade.