Commit 9a486217 authored by Josh Coalson's avatar Josh Coalson

minor wording

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General:
<ul>
<li>Improved compression with no impact on format or decoding speed.</li>
<li>Encoding and decoding speedups across the board. Encoding at -8 is twice as fast.</li>
<li>Encoding and decoding speedups for all modes. Encoding at -8 is twice as fast.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>
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flac:
<ul>
<li>Improved compression with no impact on format or decoding speed.</li>
<li>Encoding and decoding speedups across the board. Encoding at -8 is twice as fast.</li>
<li>Encoding and decoding speedups for all modes. Encoding at -8 is twice as fast.</li>
<li>Added a new option <span class="argument"><a href="documentation_tools_flac.html#flac_options_warnings_as_errors">-w,--warnings-as-errors</a></span> for treating all warnings as errors.</li>
<li>Allow <span class="argument"><a href="documentation_tools_flac.html#flac_options_picture">--picture</a></span> option to take only a filename, and have all other attributes extracted from the file itself.</li>
<li>Fixed a bug that caused suboptimal default compression settings in some locales (<a href="https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&amp;aid=1608883&amp;group_id=13478&amp;atid=113478">SF #1608883</a>).</li>
<li>Fixed a bug where FLAC-to-FLAC transcoding of a corrupted FLAC file would truncate the transcoded file at the first error (<a href="http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&amp;aid=1615019&amp;group_id=13478&amp;atid=113478">SF #1615019</a>).</li>
<li>Fixed a bug where using <span class="argument"><a href="documentation_tools_flac.html#flac_options_decode_through_errors">-F</a></span> with FLAC-to-FLAC transcoding of a corrupted FLAC would have no effect (<a href="http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&amp;aid=1615391&amp;group_id=13478&amp;atid=113478">SF #1615391</a>).</li>
<li>Fixed a bug where for new PICTURE metadata blocks specified with <span class="argument"><a href="documentation_tools_flac.html#flac_options_picture">--picture</a></span> would not be transferred during FLAC-to-FLAC transcoding (<a href="https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1627993&group_id=13478&atid=113478">SF #1627993</a>).</li>
<li>Fixed a bug where new PICTURE metadata blocks specified with <span class="argument"><a href="documentation_tools_flac.html#flac_options_picture">--picture</a></span> would not be transferred during FLAC-to-FLAC transcoding (<a href="https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1627993&group_id=13478&atid=113478">SF #1627993</a>).</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>
metaflac:
<ul>
<li>Allow <span class="argument"><a href="documentation_tools_metaflac.html#metaflac_shorthand_import_picture_from">--import-picture-from</a></span> option to take only a filename, and have all other attributes extracted from the file itself.</li>
<li>(none)</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>
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build system:
<ul>
<li>Fixed a makefile linkage bug with libogg (<a href="https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&amp;aid=1611414&amp;group_id=13478&amp;atid=113478">SF #1611414</a>).</li>
<li>Added pgk-config files for libFLAC and libFLAC++ (<a href="https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&amp;aid=1647881&amp;group_id=13478&amp;atid=313478">SF #1647881</a>).</li>
<li>Added pkg-config files for libFLAC and libFLAC++ (<a href="https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&amp;aid=1647881&amp;group_id=13478&amp;atid=313478">SF #1647881</a>).</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>
libraries:
<ul>
<li>Completely rewritten bitbuffer which uses native machine word size instead of bytes for dramatic speed improvements. The speedup should be most dramatic on CPUs with slower byte manipulation capability.</li>
<li>Completely rewritten bitbuffer which uses native machine word size instead of bytes for dramatic speed improvements. The speedup should be most dramatic on CPUs with slower byte manipulation capability and big-endian machines.</li>
<li>Much faster Rice partition size estimation which greatly speeds encoding in higher modes.</li>
<li>Increased compression for all modes.</li>
<li>Reduced memory requirements for encoder and decoder.</li>
<li>Fixed a bug with default apodization settings that were erroneous in some locales (<a href="https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&amp;aid=1608883&amp;group_id=13478&amp;atid=113478">SF #1608883</a>).</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>
Interface changes (see also the <a href="http://flac.sourceforge.net/api/group__porting__1__1__3__to__1__1__4.html">porting guide</a> for specific instructions on porting to FLAC 1.1.4):
Interface changes:
<ul>
<li>
all libraries;
<ul>
<li>(none)</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>
libFLAC:
<ul>
<li>FLAC__stream_encoder_set_metadata() now makes a copy of the "metadata" array of pointers (but not copies of the objects themselves) so the client does not need to maintain its copy of the array after the call.</li>
<li>(behavior only) FLAC__stream_encoder_set_metadata() now makes a copy of the "metadata" array of pointers (but not copies of the objects themselves) so the client does not need to maintain its copy of the array after the call.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>
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<div class="box_body">
Many lossless comparisons look at only compression ratio and speed. FLAC decoding is the fastest among lossless codecs. Its compression is average but the compression ratios of all lossless codecs fall in a quite narrow range. The difference between the very best and very worst is only around 7%, and only 4% for the practical codecs.<br />
<br />
So the evaluation of lossless codecs typically depends mainly on other features, which is what our first table shows; features like how well it is supported in devices and software, license costs, etc. Additionally, as archiving is one of the main applications for a lossless codec, of chief importance is the ability to use and recover data in the future. FLAC stands out as the most widely supported codec, and the only codec that at once is non-proprietary, is unencumbered by patents, has an open-source reference implementation, has a well documented format, and has several other independent implementations.<br />
So the evaluation of lossless codecs typically depends mainly on other features, which is what our first table shows; features like how well it is supported in devices and software, license costs, etc. Additionally, as archiving is one of the main applications for a lossless codec, of chief importance is the ability to use and recover data in the future. FLAC stands out as the most widely supported codec, and the only codec that at once is non-proprietary, is unencumbered by patents, has an open-source reference implementation, has a well documented format and API, and has several other independent implementations.<br />
<br />
The rest of the tables show in detail the compression ratios and speed of the codecs in different modes. FLAC's high decoding speed is due to very low complexity and is instrumental to its support by dozens of consumer electronic devices. Its compression ratio is also within a 3% of even the most complex codecs.<br />
<br />
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NONE
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<td>
Linux, Windows, Mac OS&nbsp;X, *BSD, Solaris, OS/2, BeOS, Amiga&nbsp;OS, others
Linux, Windows, Mac&nbsp;OS&nbsp;X, *BSD, Solaris, OS/2, BeOS, Amiga&nbsp;OS, others
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YES (Winamp, foobar2000, dBpowerAMP, <a href="http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=WavPack#Players">more</a>)
</td>
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maybe (only some portables via <a href="http://www.rockbox.org/">Rockbox</a> firmware replacement)
maybe (some portables via <a href="http://www.rockbox.org/">Rockbox</a> firmware replacement)
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NONE
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Linux, Windows, Mac OS&nbsp;X
Linux, Windows, Mac&nbsp;OS&nbsp;X
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YES (Winamp, XMMS)
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maybe (only some portables via <a href="http://www.rockbox.org/">Rockbox</a> firmware replacement)
maybe (some portables via <a href="http://www.rockbox.org/">Rockbox</a> firmware replacement)
</td>
<td bgcolor="#BCBCAC">
non-<br />commercial only
</td>
<td>
Linux, Windows, Mac OS 9, Mac OS&nbsp;X, *BSD, Solaris, others
Linux, Windows, Mac&nbsp;OS&nbsp;9, Mac&nbsp;OS&nbsp;X, *BSD, Solaris, others
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</tr>
<tr>
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unavailable
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<td bgcolor="#BCBCAC">
Windows, Mac OS&nbsp;X
Windows, Mac&nbsp;OS&nbsp;X
</td>
</tr>
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La 0.3c
optimFROG 4.21
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no
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<td align="right" bgcolor="#F4F4CC">
optimFROG 4.21
La 0.3c
</td>
<td bgcolor="#BCBCAC">
no
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<tr><td>La 0.3c</td><td>151:13.16</td><td>145:49.78</td><td>375.76 MB</td><td>0.4814</td><td>0.4986</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>Tak 1.0 (normal)</td><td>12:04.81</td><td>7:02.42</td><td>391.16 MB</td><td>0.5011</td><td>0.5138</td></tr>
<tr><td>Monkey's Audio 3.99 (high)</td><td>15:45.41</td><td>16:48.03</td><td>389.83 MB</td><td>0.4994</td><td>0.5153</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>optimFROG 4.21 (mode 0 @ 4x)</td><td>16:34.96</td><td>17:57.28</td><td>394.69 MB</td><td>0.5056</td><td>0.5223</td></tr>
<tr><td>Tak 1.0 (turbo)</td><td>7:40.54</td><td>6:47.04</td><td>399.97 MB</td><td>0.5124</td><td>0.5271</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>WavPack 4.40 (high)</td><td>13:17.48</td><td>10:08.22</td><td>399.90 MB</td><td>0.5123</td><td>0.5273</td></tr>
<tr><td>Monkey's Audio 3.99 (fast)</td><td>10:32.11</td><td>11:49.46</td><td>400.57 MB</td><td>0.5132</td><td>0.5311</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>WavPack 4.40 (normal)</td><td>10:30.58</td><td>8:11.92</td><td>405.84 MB</td><td>0.5199</td><td>0.5355</td></tr>
<tr><td>Tak 1.0 (normal)</td><td>12:04.81</td><td>7:02.42</td><td>391.16 MB</td><td>0.5011</td><td>0.5138</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>Monkey's Audio 3.99 (high)</td><td>15:45.41</td><td>16:48.03</td><td>389.83 MB</td><td>0.4994</td><td>0.5153</td></tr>
<tr><td>optimFROG 4.21 (mode 0 @ 4x)</td><td>16:34.96</td><td>17:57.28</td><td>394.69 MB</td><td>0.5056</td><td>0.5223</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>Tak 1.0 (turbo)</td><td>7:40.54</td><td>6:47.04</td><td>399.97 MB</td><td>0.5124</td><td>0.5271</td></tr>
<tr><td>WavPack 4.40 (high)</td><td>13:17.48</td><td>10:08.22</td><td>399.90 MB</td><td>0.5123</td><td>0.5273</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>Monkey's Audio 3.99 (fast)</td><td>10:32.11</td><td>11:49.46</td><td>400.57 MB</td><td>0.5132</td><td>0.5311</td></tr>
<tr><td>WavPack 4.40 (normal)</td><td>10:30.58</td><td>8:11.92</td><td>405.84 MB</td><td>0.5199</td><td>0.5355</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><td>flac 1.1.4 (-5, default)</td><td>11:38.36</td><td>6:42.27</td><td>406.25 MB</td><td>0.5205</td><td>0.5367</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>flac 1.1.4 (-3)</td><td>8:41.63</td><td>6:43.16</td><td>412.42 MB</td><td>0.5284</td><td>0.5457</td></tr>
<tr><td>WavPack 4.40 (fast)</td><td>9:16.21</td><td>7:19.30</td><td>415.05 MB</td><td>0.5317</td><td>0.5491</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>Apple Lossless</td><td>19:53.27</td><td>10:01.86</td><td>414.45 MB</td><td>0.5310</td><td>0.5496</td></tr>
<tr><td>Bonk 0.5</td><td>36:56.36</td><td>27:09.35</td><td>418.65 MB</td><td>0.5364</td><td>0.5543</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>flac 1.1.4 (-1)</td><td>7:23.26</td><td>6:44.92</td><td>431.72 MB</td><td>0.5531</td><td>0.5697</td></tr>
<tr><td>Ogg Squish 0.98</td><td>?</td><td>?</td><td>431.08 MB</td><td>0.5522</td><td>0.5714</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>Shorten 3.2a (-p0 -b256, default)</td><td>9:44.48</td><td>6:31.74</td><td>433.56 MB</td><td>0.5555</td><td>0.5729</td></tr>
<tr><td>RIFF WAVE</td><td>77:19.89</td><td>77:19.89</td><td>780.56 MB</td><td>1.0000</td><td>1.0000</td></tr>
<tr><td>flac 1.1.4 (-3)</td><td>8:41.63</td><td>6:43.16</td><td>412.42 MB</td><td>0.5284</td><td>0.5457</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>WavPack 4.40 (fast)</td><td>9:16.21</td><td>7:19.30</td><td>415.05 MB</td><td>0.5317</td><td>0.5491</td></tr>
<tr><td>Apple Lossless</td><td>19:53.27</td><td>10:01.86</td><td>414.45 MB</td><td>0.5310</td><td>0.5496</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>Bonk 0.5</td><td>36:56.36</td><td>27:09.35</td><td>418.65 MB</td><td>0.5364</td><td>0.5543</td></tr>
<tr><td>flac 1.1.4 (-1)</td><td>7:23.26</td><td>6:44.92</td><td>431.72 MB</td><td>0.5531</td><td>0.5697</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>Ogg Squish 0.98</td><td>?</td><td>?</td><td>431.08 MB</td><td>0.5522</td><td>0.5714</td></tr>
<tr><td>Shorten 3.2a (-p0 -b256, default)</td><td>9:44.48</td><td>6:31.74</td><td>433.56 MB</td><td>0.5555</td><td>0.5729</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#D4D4C0"><td>RIFF WAVE</td><td>77:19.89</td><td>77:19.89</td><td>780.56 MB</td><td>1.0000</td><td>1.0000</td></tr>
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<a name"alternate_links"></a>Some alternate lossless audio codec comparisons:
<a name="alternate_links"></a>Some alternate lossless audio codec comparisons:
<ul>
<li><a href="http://web.inter.nl.net/users/hvdh/lossless/lossless.htm">Hans Heijden's</a> lossless comparison</li>
<li><a href="http://www.synthetic-soul.co.uk/comparison/lossless/">Synthetic Soul</a> lossless comparison</li>
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