FLAC Receives An Update After Six Years

FLAC, also known as Free Lossless Audio Codes has just received an update, after six years of hard work.

FLAC Receives An Update After Six Years

Features of FLAC 1.3.0, from softpedia:

  • The development has been moved to the Xiph.org git repository;
  • The –sector-align option of flac has been deprecated;
  • Support has been added for the RF64 and Wave64 formats in flac;
  • The handling of cuesheets with non-CD-DA sample rates has been improved;
  • The error message that is provided when the user attempts to decode a non-FLAC file has been improved;
  • Support has been added 56kHz to 192kHz gain analysis.

To benefit from the new FLAC features, do this on your Linux Operating System:

$ wget -c downloads.xiph.org/releases/flac/flac-1.3.0.tar.xz
$ tar -Jxvf flac-1.3.0.tar.xz
$ cd flac-1.3.0
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install
$ sudo make clean

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