[linux-audio-user] MIDI on alsa with SBLIve

Chris Cannam cannam at all-day-breakfast.com
Wed Sep 22 04:30:26 EDT 2004


On Wednesday 22 Sep 2004 02:34, Erik Steffl wrote:
>    Q: why are soundfonts mostly in funny formats (exe? sfArk?),
> instead of compressed *SF2 files (using some common compression
> program like zip or gzip etc.).

Because sfArk and sfpack compress soundfonts much better than 
zip/gzip/bzip2 can.

I didn't expect that to be true myself, but it is.  I guess a Free 
alternative would want to use some sort of dedicated audio 
compression like FLAC.


Chris


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