Grossly oversimplified, FLAC is similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without throwing away any information. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it is designed specifically for audio,
FLAC consists of: - `libFLAC', a library which implements reference encoders and decoders, and a metadata interface - `libFLAC++', a C++ object wrapper library around libFLAC - `libOggFLAC' and `libOggFLAC++', which provide encoders and decoders for FLAC streams in an Ogg container - `flac', a command-line program for encoding and decoding files - `metaflac', a command-line program for editing FLAC metadata - player plugins for XMMS and Winamp - user and API documentation
Author: Josh Coalson <jcoalson [at] users [dot] sourceforge [dot] net>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Build time (on reference hardware): 50% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 3.40 MB, 107 files
Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree autoconf automake bash binutils bzip2 coreutils diffutils findutils gawk gcc glib12 glibc grep gtk+12 libogg libtool libx11 libxau libxdmcp libxext libxi linux-header m4 make mktemp nasm net-tools patch perl sed sysfiles tar util-linux xmms
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).