audiofile-0.2.3: description + notes

The Silicon Graphics Audio File Library provides a uniform programming interface to standard digital audio file formats.

Currently supported sound file formats include AIFF/AIFF-C, WAVE, NeXT/Sun .snd/.au, and Berkeley/IRCAM/CARL. Supported compression formats are currently G.711 mu-law and A-law.

Key goals of the Audio File Library are file format transparency and data format transparency. The same calls for opening a file, accessing and manipulating audio metadata (e.g., sample rate, sample format, textual information, MIDI parameters), and reading/writing sample data will work with any supported audio file format. Likewise, the format of the audio data presented to the application need not be tied to the format of the data contained in the file.

The Audio File Library Project home page has more information.

NOTE: Developers intending to use this distribution of libaudiofile for application development should be sure to read the information below. Users installing libaudiofile for the runtime environment only need not read any further.

Developers intending to use this library for development of other freeware packages or their own software applications will need to be familiar with a few peculiarities due to the way that this library is packaged and installed. The reasons for this installation strategy are described further in the fw_common product release notes.

The header files and libraries in this package are installed into /usr/freeware. This means that when building software using this distribution of libaudiofile you should be sure to do the following:

Following these guidelines will allow your application to safely and easily use the software in this package.
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