[Ardour-Users] embedded ogg/mp3

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 08:30:41 PST 2008

You are not wrong, FLAC, along with a few other formats is a lossless
format.  FLAC in particular, if memory serves, is compressed in a way that
is light on processing to decode(Heavier on the encode as a result IIRC),
however that being said, it might still be worthwhile to have it import only
as it will take some processing to decode that might be better used
elsewhere.  On the flip side of THAT however, FLAC would mean a smaller
session size, and this can make a difference when dealing with 100Gigs of
files for a recording that a friend wants to remix later.


On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 10:44 AM, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 15:32 +0000, Jamie McLaughlin wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've got to say, there are things I'd much rather see in Ardour than
> > direct loading of compressed files. What on earth is wrong with
> > converting to wav yourself before you import?
> we'd just make ardour do this for you. i.e. you can import but not embed
> psycho-acoustically compressed audio. i believe FLAC is a different
> case, because the compression technique works in a fundamentally
> different way. if i'm wrong, somebody please correct me and i'll add
> FLAC to the "import only" list.
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