Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile

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Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 6:24 am

>> does libsndfile ever clear the error flag on a file? E.g. if there is

With a small standalone broken FLAC file :) FLAC was just an example.

What seems to happen is that after a decoder error, a subsequent
sf_seek() fails. I guess the only reliable thing to do is to close &
reopen the file on error -- which is inefficient because a bunch of
data structure get re-allocated, and a bunch of meta-data gets
re-read.

That's why I thought a sf_reset() would be useful. For example FLAC
has FLAC__stream_decoder_reset(). Granted, on some formats (PCM)
sf_reset() might work efficiently, on others inefficiently, and on
others yet it might do a close & re-open (or return FALSE).

Even better would be some way to save & restore the entire decoder (or
encoder) state. That would allow a player to go back to a known point
instantly, without any gaps in playback. But, of course, most external
file format libraries don't have the means to cooperate with that.

-- Dan
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Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Tue Jun 14, 12:15 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Tue Jun 14, 7:09 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Tue Jun 14, 7:30 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Tue Jun 14, 7:49 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Tue Jun 14, 8:44 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Tue Jun 14, 10:01 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Jun 14, 11:21 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Tue Jun 14, 11:42 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Jun 14, 12:12 pm)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Tue Jun 14, 12:55 pm)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Tue Jun 14, 10:54 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Mon Jun 20, 9:51 pm)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Mon Jun 20, 10:52 pm)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Tue Jun 21, 6:24 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Tue Jun 21, 6:37 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Tue Jun 21, 6:57 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Tue Jun 21, 7:12 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Tue Jun 21, 7:50 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Tue Jun 21, 7:58 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Mon Jul 4, 11:58 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Mon Jul 4, 11:30 pm)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Tue Jul 5, 5:15 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Tue Jul 5, 5:30 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Tue Jul 5, 9:42 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Tue Jul 5, 10:25 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Tue Jul 5, 11:17 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Tue Jul 5, 11:29 am)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Thu Jul 7, 1:38 pm)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Paul Davis, (Thu Jul 7, 2:00 pm)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Thu Jul 7, 2:29 pm)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Paul Davis, (Thu Jul 7, 2:39 pm)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Thu Jul 7, 3:39 pm)
Re: [LAD] [LAU] cancelling I/O with libsndfile, Dan Muresan, (Tue Jun 14, 12:03 pm)