[sdlsound] Flac problem on X86

Josh M. Nutzman nutzman at hotboxtech.com
Mon Jul 28 19:28:47 EDT 2003

On Monday, July 28, 2003, at 06:20  PM, Ryan C. Gordon wrote:

>> Flac may be available on your system, but that doesn't mean SDL_sound
>> KNOWS it is...  it could be interpreting it as raw.  Try 'playsound
>> --decoders' to see if FLAC is really supported.
> I'm fairly certain you have to force SDL_sound to use the RAW decoder 
> for
> this very reason.
>> Lastly, what version of FLAC do you have installed?  I seem to recall 
>> some
>> trouble with FLAC constantly breaking it's interface between versions;
>> SDL_sound might need the latest version.
> This is a more likely problem. I wish FLAC would stop breaking their 
> API.
> We've had to make changes on several occasions. The latest SDL_sound
> removed the backwards compatibility, since it was getting too hard to 
> keep
> up with it.
> Assuming they haven't broken the API again, make sure you've got the
> latest libFLAC.
> If you've got a smallish file that causes problems, please put it
> somewhere I can download it (do not email it as an attachment to this
> list)...I'll take a look.
> --ryan.

Sorry I wasn't more specific. Flac is installed and is listed in 
playsound --decoders. I've tried flac 1.1.0 and 1.0.4 - recompiling 
SDL_sound for both versions - with no luck. I'll try to find a small 
file that I have problems with.


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