Posts Tagged ‘audio’

Andless – Android FLAC player

May 15th, 2010

Well it’s not quite full integration of the FLAC codec into the Android operating system, but it solves the problem of playing FLAC on an Android device. Andless is an application that does indeed play FLAC, and in my brief tests on a friend’s HTC Desire I can confirm it does quite a good job. I couldn’t detect any skipping or the presence of a gap between tracks. On top of all this it is free!

Project page

FLAC support in Android

August 8th, 2009

FLAC logoAndroid unfortunately does not currently support the FLAC audio codec but there is an effort underway to remedy this. Apparently it is not as straightforward as it should be to implement it since there are issues with both of the available decoder libraries, but in this enhancement request a contributor in comment 59 has made some patches that I hope have got around the problems and will make it into a future release of the OS.

UPDATE: FLAC is now supported natively in Android 3.1

FLAC file support enhancement request

London Storm 7th July 2009

August 6th, 2009

stormy_sunset_2On the 7th July I had got home only moments before a quite angry but brief storm front swept across central London. In the thirty seconds my window was open it was enough to need to mop the floor

London Storm 7th July 2009

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Sounds

August 4th, 2009

Goodwood House 2009I’ve uploaded quite a few recordings I made on the Friday of this year’s Festival of Speed at Goodwood House. The picture on the left shows the sculpture for the festival which was celebrating a hundred years of Audi.

The recordings are on the page titled ‘Car Sounds’ which is in the right-hand navigation. All audio is in the ogg format, and handlily the latest release of Firefox comes with native support for ogg which means you don’t have to configure it to fire up an external player like you used to have to do.

Car Sounds