[dev] [ANNOUNCE] flao: simple FLAC audio player

From: Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe <wcm_AT_sigwinch.xyz>
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2016 16:39:22 -0400

Hi all,

I have been working on a CLI player for FLAC[0] audio files intended
as a replacement for the old and crufty flac123[1]. It is about 230
SLOC and includes the minimum amount of FLAC insanity necessary to
play music.

## Repo


## Features

flao supports files with up to 8 channels and with 8, 16, 24 & 32 bit
samples at any of the rates supported by libFLAC. The current track
may be skipped by sending SIGUSR1 to the flao process. File metadata,
sample rate/size and length are printed to stdout with the -v flag.
Any libao[2] driver (ALSA, OSS, etc.) may be used for audio output.

## Unfeatures

No support for legacy (< 1.1.4) FLAC formats or for WAV output
(handled by flac(1)). No metadata mangling—flao prints file tags
verbatim. No build automation.

## Dependencies

libao (a little sucky) and libFLAC (sucks horribly).

## Why not flac123?

flac123 includes an enormous amount of legacy code and is very ugly
overall. It does not play files with more than two channels or more
than 16 bits per sample, and it has not been maintained since 2007.
Rewriting it was a smaller task than fixing its problems.

Comments, criticism and improvements are welcome.


Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe
[0] https://xiph.org/flac
[1] http://flac-tools.sourceforge.net
[2] https://xiph.org/ao
Received on Sat Apr 16 2016 - 22:39:22 CEST

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