FLAC-1.3.4

Introduction to FLAC

FLAC is an audio CODEC similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed without losing any information.

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Note

Development versions of BLFS may not build or run some packages properly if dependencies have been updated since the most recent stable versions of the book.

Package Information

  • Download (HTTP): https://downloads.xiph.org/releases/flac/flac-1.3.4.tar.xz

  • Download MD5 sum: bfdb2dd854d334b55a3309e3cd659f2c

  • Download size: 1.0 MB

  • Estimated disk space required: 30 MB (additional 95 MB to run the test suite)

  • Estimated build time: 0.2 SBU (additional 0.6 SBU to run the test suite)

FLAC Dependencies

Optional

libogg-1.3.5, NASM-2.15.05, DocBook-utils-0.6.14, Doxygen-1.9.4, Valgrind-3.19.0, and xmms

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/flac

Installation of FLAC

Install FLAC by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr                                \
            --disable-thorough-tests                     \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/flac-1.3.4          &&
make

To test the results, issue: make check. Note that if you passed the --enable-exhaustive-tests and --enable-valgrind-testing parameters to configure and then run the test suite, it will take a very long time (up to 300 SBUs) and use about 375 MB of disk space.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-thorough-tests: This parameter is used so that the test suite will complete in a reasonable amount of time. Remove it if you desire more extensive tests.

Contents

Installed Programs: flac and metaflac
Installed Libraries: libFLAC.so and libFLAC++.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/FLAC, /usr/include/FLAC++ and /usr/share/doc/flac-1.3.4

Short Descriptions

flac

is a command-line utility for encoding, decoding and converting FLAC files

metaflac

is a program for listing, adding, removing, or editing metadata in one or more FLAC files

libFLAC{,++}.so

these libraries provide native FLAC and Ogg FLAC C/C++ APIs for programs utilizing FLAC