26 Nov 2006 Rippit   » (Apprentice)

Ogg Frog

It's been a long time since I posted as I forgot my password. Many thanks for the new password-reset feature.

Ogg Frog's development was interrupted by my search for a new job, moving to a new city and then getting used to my new home. But I'm actively working on it again now, almost every day, and most of the days on weekends.

I have quite grand plans for what my program will eventually become, but those will take a long time to achieve. I'll release it in stages, so users won't have to wait too long to get some use out of it.

I've settled on the 1.0 feature set. In brief, it will be a music player, decoder and cue file splitter.

Ogg Frog, in the long run, will burn CDs, but 1.0 won't support that yet. A stopgap measure will be to decode all the supported audio formats to WAV, which can be burned with any burner.

One can play Ogg Vorbis in iTunes with the Xiph QuickTime Components, but not burn. With my decoder one will be able to burn the WAVs output by my decoder.

The cue file splitter will split BIN/CUE files, WAV/CUE or FLAC with embedded or separate cuesheets into separate tracks. Again this will allow one to burn separate tracks with burners that don't support cuesheets.

I'm expecting to release an alpha test in early February. I have quite a bit of work ahead of me to achieve that, but it's looking good so far.

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