[CM] Re: sound internal format?

brucembeach@shaw.ca brucembeach@shaw.ca
Sun, 30 Jan 2005 15:01:08 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 30 Jan 2005, Kjetil Svalastog Matheussen wrote:

>>  By the way, when a file is loaded into snd is it internally
>>  stored as a floating point format?
> I'm not the best person to answer this question, but since I'm already
> here, I'l try, although its probably wrong... :-)
> Files are not loaded into snd completely, but parts of the files are
> read from disk when needed. Internally, snd use floating points, unless
> it has been configured with --use-double-as-floats (or whatever the
> name of the option was), which in case it will use doubles.
> (Hopefully, Bill will correct any errors in the above statement.)

   Sounds about right. Thanks