Add FLAC support as an update

ctbarker32 wrote on 5/1/2006, 10:18 AM

I really like CD Architect but would really love the product if you could add FLAC support in a future update? I've got a lot of FLAC files I would love to burn to CD with CD Architect. It would be a really super customer bonus if this could be done as a point release update rather than waiting for a full product release.

Are there any plans to support this. It would seem that it might be easy to incorporate? Maybe I am naive?

Thanks from a loyal customer.



Geoff_Wood wrote on 5/1/2006, 3:34 PM
You are naive.

FLAC, Monkeys, OGG,whoevers' transient format fancy needs to be supported next ?

Try batch converting your FLAC files to wav before compiling. Or better still, use the uncompressed original media if possible.

ctbarker32 wrote on 5/1/2006, 4:32 PM
Well maybe I am naive but FLAC has gathered steam. I currently use a Squeezebox to transmit my collection around the house. FLAC is the preferred Lossless format that it supports. Are you saying FLAC has less of a following than Sony's PCA? I don't think so. I am not sure you understand that FLAC is a lossless format. The original files I have are in FLAC. Of course I can do all sorts of conversions but this is an extra step and time consuming. For my own personal work I save in PCA which saves space but gives me lossless and can read right into CDA without conversion. I don't see how adding FLAC would be that difficult? It's open source, lossless, and widely used in many contexts.

Further examples are that many musicians are adopting FLAC as a downloadable format for online downloads that one can purchase. I have recently purchased a great double disc set by Bill Frisell to name just one prominent name adopting this format. Since Sony Media already support OGG they are familiar with incorporating open source codecs. I think the time really has come for Sony Media to support FLAC across their product line.