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Re: [fluid-dev] Support for SF4 (FLAC) format?

From: Marcus Weseloh
Subject: Re: [fluid-dev] Support for SF4 (FLAC) format?
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:57:57 +0100

Hi Reinhold,

Am So., 19. Jan. 2020 um 12:38 Uhr schrieb Reinhold Hoffmann
> I tried a brief test converting various publicly available SF2 soundfont
> files to SF3 and SF4 format. The outcome was somehow disillusioning.
> Cracking and noises were created, but may be my fault that I did not use the
> tool correctly or may be the used SF2 source files were not adequate enough
> to be compressed.

Very interesting, thanks for explaining your use-case. How did you
test the converted SF4 files? Did you patch fluidsynth to allow FLAC
decompression? Or did you use a different synth?

> My conclusion for us: SF3 needs to stay and SF4 could be an option but only
> in case if there are good quality SF4 soundfont files available in the
> future.

It is not about removing ogg support in favour of flac, but rather
adding flac as an additional compression choice next to ogg vorbis. So
don't worry, SF3 is here to stay.


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