minor optimizations to precompute_partition_info_sums_()
[flac.git] / src / libFLAC / stream_encoder.c
index cf95d44..5b2c12a 100644 (file)
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 /* libFLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec library
- * Copyright (C) 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006  Josh Coalson
+ * Copyright (C) 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007  Josh Coalson
  *
  * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
  * modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
@@ -46,8 +46,8 @@
 #include <stdlib.h> /* for malloc() */
 #include <string.h> /* for memcpy() */
 #include <sys/types.h> /* for off_t */
-#if defined _MSC_VER || defined __MINGW32__
-#if _MSC_VER <= 1200 /* @@@ [2G limit] */
+#if defined _MSC_VER || defined __BORLANDC__ || defined __MINGW32__
+#if _MSC_VER <= 1600 || defined __BORLANDC__ /* @@@ [2G limit] */
 #define fseeko fseek
 #define ftello ftell
 #endif
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@
 #include "FLAC/assert.h"
 #include "FLAC/stream_decoder.h"
 #include "protected/stream_encoder.h"
-#include "private/bitbuffer.h"
+#include "private/bitwriter.h"
 #include "private/bitmath.h"
 #include "private/crc.h"
 #include "private/cpu.h"
 #include "private/lpc.h"
 #include "private/md5.h"
 #include "private/memory.h"
-#ifdef FLAC__HAS_OGG
+#if FLAC__HAS_OGG
 #include "private/ogg_helper.h"
+#include "private/ogg_mapping.h"
 #endif
 #include "private/stream_encoder_framing.h"
 #include "private/window.h"
 
+#ifndef FLaC__INLINE
+#define FLaC__INLINE
+#endif
+
 #ifdef min
 #undef min
 #endif
 #endif
 #define max(x,y) ((x)>(y)?(x):(y))
 
+/* Exact Rice codeword length calculation is off by default.  The simple
+ * (and fast) estimation (of how many bits a residual value will be
+ * encoded with) in this encoder is very good, almost always yielding
+ * compression within 0.1% of exact calculation.
+ */
+#undef EXACT_RICE_BITS_CALCULATION
+/* Rice parameter searching is off by default.  The simple (and fast)
+ * parameter estimation in this encoder is very good, almost always
+ * yielding compression within 0.1% of the optimal parameters.
+ */
+#undef ENABLE_RICE_PARAMETER_SEARCH 
+
+
 typedef struct {
        FLAC__int32 *data[FLAC__MAX_CHANNELS];
        unsigned size; /* of each data[] in samples */
@@ -98,6 +116,30 @@ typedef enum {
        ENCODER_IN_AUDIO = 2
 } EncoderStateHint;
 
+static struct CompressionLevels {
+       FLAC__bool do_mid_side_stereo;
+       FLAC__bool loose_mid_side_stereo;
+       unsigned max_lpc_order;
+       unsigned qlp_coeff_precision;
+       FLAC__bool do_qlp_coeff_prec_search;
+       FLAC__bool do_escape_coding;
+       FLAC__bool do_exhaustive_model_search;
+       unsigned min_residual_partition_order;
+       unsigned max_residual_partition_order;
+       unsigned rice_parameter_search_dist;
+} compression_levels_[] = {
+       { false, false,  0, 0, false, false, false, 0, 3, 0 },
+       { true , true ,  0, 0, false, false, false, 0, 3, 0 },
+       { true , false,  0, 0, false, false, false, 0, 3, 0 },
+       { false, false,  6, 0, false, false, false, 0, 4, 0 },
+       { true , true ,  8, 0, false, false, false, 0, 4, 0 },
+       { true , false,  8, 0, false, false, false, 0, 5, 0 },
+       { true , false,  8, 0, false, false, false, 0, 6, 0 },
+       { true , false,  8, 0, false, false, true , 0, 6, 0 },
+       { true , false, 12, 0, false, false, true , 0, 6, 0 }
+};
+
+
 /***********************************************************************
  *
  * Private class method prototypes
@@ -106,19 +148,20 @@ typedef enum {
 
 static void set_defaults_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder);
 static void free_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder);
-static FLAC__bool resize_buffers_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned new_size);
-static FLAC__bool write_bitbuffer_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned samples);
-static FLAC__StreamEncoderWriteStatus write_frame_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, const FLAC__byte buffer[], unsigned bytes, unsigned samples);
+static FLAC__bool resize_buffers_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned new_blocksize);
+static FLAC__bool write_bitbuffer_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned samples, FLAC__bool is_last_block);
+static FLAC__StreamEncoderWriteStatus write_frame_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, const FLAC__byte buffer[], size_t bytes, unsigned samples, FLAC__bool is_last_block);
 static void update_metadata_(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder);
+#if FLAC__HAS_OGG
 static void update_ogg_metadata_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder);
-static FLAC__bool process_frame_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_frame);
-static FLAC__bool process_subframes_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_frame);
+#endif
+static FLAC__bool process_frame_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_fractional_block, FLAC__bool is_last_block);
+static FLAC__bool process_subframes_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_fractional_block);
 
 static FLAC__bool process_subframe_(
        FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder,
        unsigned min_partition_order,
        unsigned max_partition_order,
-       FLAC__bool precompute_partition_sums,
        const FLAC__FrameHeader *frame_header,
        unsigned subframe_bps,
        const FLAC__int32 integer_signal[],
@@ -134,14 +177,16 @@ static FLAC__bool process_subframe_(
 
 static FLAC__bool add_subframe_(
        FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder,
-       const FLAC__FrameHeader *frame_header,
+       unsigned blocksize,
        unsigned subframe_bps,
        const FLAC__Subframe *subframe,
-       FLAC__BitBuffer *frame
+       FLAC__BitWriter *frame
 );
 
 static unsigned evaluate_constant_subframe_(
+       FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder,
        const FLAC__int32 signal,
+       unsigned blocksize,
        unsigned subframe_bps,
        FLAC__Subframe *subframe
 );
@@ -150,7 +195,6 @@ static unsigned evaluate_fixed_subframe_(
        FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder,
        const FLAC__int32 signal[],
        FLAC__int32 residual[],
-       FLAC__uint32 abs_residual[],
        FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sums[],
        unsigned raw_bits_per_partition[],
        unsigned blocksize,
@@ -159,7 +203,6 @@ static unsigned evaluate_fixed_subframe_(
        unsigned rice_parameter,
        unsigned min_partition_order,
        unsigned max_partition_order,
-       FLAC__bool precompute_partition_sums,
        FLAC__bool do_escape_coding,
        unsigned rice_parameter_search_dist,
        FLAC__Subframe *subframe,
@@ -171,7 +214,6 @@ static unsigned evaluate_lpc_subframe_(
        FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder,
        const FLAC__int32 signal[],
        FLAC__int32 residual[],
-       FLAC__uint32 abs_residual[],
        FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sums[],
        unsigned raw_bits_per_partition[],
        const FLAC__real lp_coeff[],
@@ -182,7 +224,6 @@ static unsigned evaluate_lpc_subframe_(
        unsigned rice_parameter,
        unsigned min_partition_order,
        unsigned max_partition_order,
-       FLAC__bool precompute_partition_sums,
        FLAC__bool do_escape_coding,
        unsigned rice_parameter_search_dist,
        FLAC__Subframe *subframe,
@@ -191,6 +232,7 @@ static unsigned evaluate_lpc_subframe_(
 #endif
 
 static unsigned evaluate_verbatim_subframe_(
+       FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, 
        const FLAC__int32 signal[],
        unsigned blocksize,
        unsigned subframe_bps,
@@ -200,7 +242,6 @@ static unsigned evaluate_verbatim_subframe_(
 static unsigned find_best_partition_order_(
        struct FLAC__StreamEncoderPrivate *private_,
        const FLAC__int32 residual[],
-       FLAC__uint32 abs_residual[],
        FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sums[],
        unsigned raw_bits_per_partition[],
        unsigned residual_samples,
@@ -208,19 +249,20 @@ static unsigned find_best_partition_order_(
        unsigned rice_parameter,
        unsigned min_partition_order,
        unsigned max_partition_order,
-       FLAC__bool precompute_partition_sums,
+       unsigned bps,
        FLAC__bool do_escape_coding,
        unsigned rice_parameter_search_dist,
        FLAC__EntropyCodingMethod_PartitionedRice *best_partitioned_rice
 );
 
 static void precompute_partition_info_sums_(
-       const FLAC__uint32 abs_residual[],
+       const FLAC__int32 residual[],
        FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sums[],
        unsigned residual_samples,
        unsigned predictor_order,
        unsigned min_partition_order,
-       unsigned max_partition_order
+       unsigned max_partition_order,
+       unsigned bps
 );
 
 static void precompute_partition_info_escapes_(
@@ -232,21 +274,10 @@ static void precompute_partition_info_escapes_(
        unsigned max_partition_order
 );
 
-#ifdef DONT_ESTIMATE_RICE_BITS
 static FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_(
-       const FLAC__uint32 abs_residual[],
-       const FLAC__int32 residual[],
-       const unsigned residual_samples,
-       const unsigned predictor_order,
-       const unsigned suggested_rice_parameter,
-       const unsigned rice_parameter_search_dist,
-       const unsigned partition_order,
-       FLAC__EntropyCodingMethod_PartitionedRiceContents *partitioned_rice_contents,
-       unsigned *bits
-);
-
-static FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_with_precompute_(
+#ifdef EXACT_RICE_BITS_CALCULATION
        const FLAC__int32 residual[],
+#endif
        const FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sums[],
        const unsigned raw_bits_per_partition[],
        const unsigned residual_samples,
@@ -258,32 +289,6 @@ static FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_with_precompute_(
        FLAC__EntropyCodingMethod_PartitionedRiceContents *partitioned_rice_contents,
        unsigned *bits
 );
-#else
-static FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_(
-       const FLAC__uint32 abs_residual[],
-       const unsigned residual_samples,
-       const unsigned predictor_order,
-       const unsigned suggested_rice_parameter,
-       const unsigned rice_parameter_search_dist,
-       const unsigned partition_order,
-       FLAC__EntropyCodingMethod_PartitionedRiceContents *partitioned_rice_contents,
-       unsigned *bits
-);
-
-static FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_with_precompute_(
-       const FLAC__uint32 abs_residual[],
-       const FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sums[],
-       const unsigned raw_bits_per_partition[],
-       const unsigned residual_samples,
-       const unsigned predictor_order,
-       const unsigned suggested_rice_parameter,
-       const unsigned rice_parameter_search_dist,
-       const unsigned partition_order,
-       const FLAC__bool search_for_escapes,
-       FLAC__EntropyCodingMethod_PartitionedRiceContents *partitioned_rice_contents,
-       unsigned *bits
-);
-#endif
 
 static unsigned get_wasted_bits_(FLAC__int32 signal[], unsigned samples);
 
@@ -304,16 +309,16 @@ static void append_to_verify_fifo_interleaved_(
        unsigned wide_samples
 );
 
-static FLAC__StreamDecoderReadStatus verify_read_callback_(const FLAC__StreamDecoder *decoder, FLAC__byte buffer[], unsigned *bytes, void *client_data);
+static FLAC__StreamDecoderReadStatus verify_read_callback_(const FLAC__StreamDecoder *decoder, FLAC__byte buffer[], size_t *bytes, void *client_data);
 static FLAC__StreamDecoderWriteStatus verify_write_callback_(const FLAC__StreamDecoder *decoder, const FLAC__Frame *frame, const FLAC__int32 * const buffer[], void *client_data);
 static void verify_metadata_callback_(const FLAC__StreamDecoder *decoder, const FLAC__StreamMetadata *metadata, void *client_data);
 static void verify_error_callback_(const FLAC__StreamDecoder *decoder, FLAC__StreamDecoderErrorStatus status, void *client_data);
 
-static FLAC__StreamEncoderReadStatus file_read_callback_(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__byte buffer[], unsigned *bytes, void *client_data);
+static FLAC__StreamEncoderReadStatus file_read_callback_(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__byte buffer[], size_t *bytes, void *client_data);
 static FLAC__StreamEncoderSeekStatus file_seek_callback_(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__uint64 absolute_byte_offset, void *client_data);
 static FLAC__StreamEncoderTellStatus file_tell_callback_(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__uint64 *absolute_byte_offset, void *client_data);
-static FLAC__StreamEncoderWriteStatus file_write_callback_(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, const FLAC__byte buffer[], unsigned bytes, unsigned samples, unsigned current_frame, void *client_data);
-static FILE *get_binary_stdout_();
+static FLAC__StreamEncoderWriteStatus file_write_callback_(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, const FLAC__byte buffer[], size_t bytes, unsigned samples, unsigned current_frame, void *client_data);
+static FILE *get_binary_stdout_(void);
 
 
 /***********************************************************************
@@ -344,14 +349,13 @@ typedef struct FLAC__StreamEncoderPrivate {
        FLAC__EntropyCodingMethod_PartitionedRiceContents partitioned_rice_contents_workspace_mid_side[FLAC__MAX_CHANNELS][2];
        FLAC__EntropyCodingMethod_PartitionedRiceContents *partitioned_rice_contents_workspace_ptr[FLAC__MAX_CHANNELS][2];
        FLAC__EntropyCodingMethod_PartitionedRiceContents *partitioned_rice_contents_workspace_ptr_mid_side[FLAC__MAX_CHANNELS][2];
-       unsigned best_subframe[FLAC__MAX_CHANNELS];       /* index into the above workspaces */
+       unsigned best_subframe[FLAC__MAX_CHANNELS];       /* index (0 or 1) into 2nd dimension of the above workspaces */
        unsigned best_subframe_mid_side[2];
        unsigned best_subframe_bits[FLAC__MAX_CHANNELS];  /* size in bits of the best subframe for each channel */
        unsigned best_subframe_bits_mid_side[2];
-       FLAC__uint32 *abs_residual;                       /* workspace where abs(candidate residual) is stored */
        FLAC__uint64 *abs_residual_partition_sums;        /* workspace where the sum of abs(candidate residual) for each partition is stored */
        unsigned *raw_bits_per_partition;                 /* workspace where the sum of silog2(candidate residual) for each partition is stored */
-       FLAC__BitBuffer *frame;                           /* the current frame being worked on */
+       FLAC__BitWriter *frame;                           /* the current frame being worked on */
        unsigned loose_mid_side_stereo_frames;            /* rounded number of frames the encoder will use before trying both independent and mid/side frames again */
        unsigned loose_mid_side_stereo_frame_count;       /* number of frames using the current channel assignment */
        FLAC__ChannelAssignment last_channel_assignment;
@@ -359,7 +363,7 @@ typedef struct FLAC__StreamEncoderPrivate {
        FLAC__StreamMetadata_SeekTable *seek_table;       /* pointer into encoder->protected_->metadata_ where the seek table is */
        unsigned current_sample_number;
        unsigned current_frame_number;
-       struct FLAC__MD5Context md5context;
+       FLAC__MD5Context md5context;
        FLAC__CPUInfo cpuinfo;
 #ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
        unsigned (*local_fixed_compute_best_predictor)(const FLAC__int32 data[], unsigned data_len, FLAC__float residual_bits_per_sample[FLAC__MAX_FIXED_ORDER+1]);
@@ -375,7 +379,6 @@ typedef struct FLAC__StreamEncoderPrivate {
        FLAC__bool use_wide_by_block;          /* use slow 64-bit versions of some functions because of the block size */
        FLAC__bool use_wide_by_partition;      /* use slow 64-bit versions of some functions because of the min partition order and blocksize */
        FLAC__bool use_wide_by_order;          /* use slow 64-bit versions of some functions because of the lpc order */
-       FLAC__bool precompute_partition_sums;  /* our initial guess as to whether precomputing the partitions sums will be a speed improvement */
        FLAC__bool disable_constant_subframes;
        FLAC__bool disable_fixed_subframes;
        FLAC__bool disable_verbatim_subframes;
@@ -406,7 +409,6 @@ typedef struct FLAC__StreamEncoderPrivate {
 #endif
        FLAC__int32 *residual_workspace_unaligned[FLAC__MAX_CHANNELS][2];
        FLAC__int32 *residual_workspace_mid_side_unaligned[2][2];
-       FLAC__uint32 *abs_residual_unaligned;
        FLAC__uint64 *abs_residual_partition_sums_unaligned;
        unsigned *raw_bits_per_partition_unaligned;
        /*
@@ -467,8 +469,6 @@ FLAC_API const char * const FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatusString[] = {
        "FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_INVALID_BLOCK_SIZE",
        "FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_INVALID_MAX_LPC_ORDER",
        "FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_INVALID_QLP_COEFF_PRECISION",
-       "FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_MID_SIDE_CHANNELS_MISMATCH",
-       "FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ILLEGAL_MID_SIDE_FORCE",
        "FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_BLOCK_SIZE_TOO_SMALL_FOR_LPC_ORDER",
        "FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_NOT_STREAMABLE",
        "FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_INVALID_METADATA",
@@ -499,12 +499,25 @@ FLAC_API const char * const FLAC__StreamEncoderTellStatusString[] = {
        "FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_TELL_STATUS_UNSUPPORTED"
 };
 
+/* Number of samples that will be overread to watch for end of stream.  By
+ * 'overread', we mean that the FLAC__stream_encoder_process*() calls will
+ * always try to read blocksize+1 samples before encoding a block, so that
+ * even if the stream has a total sample count that is an integral multiple
+ * of the blocksize, we will still notice when we are encoding the last
+ * block.  This is needed, for example, to correctly set the end-of-stream
+ * marker in Ogg FLAC.
+ *
+ * WATCHOUT: some parts of the code assert that OVERREAD_ == 1 and there's
+ * not really any reason to change it.
+ */
+static const unsigned OVERREAD_ = 1;
+
 /***********************************************************************
  *
  * Class constructor/destructor
  *
  */
-FLAC_API FLAC__StreamEncoder *FLAC__stream_encoder_new()
+FLAC_API FLAC__StreamEncoder *FLAC__stream_encoder_new(void)
 {
        FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder;
        unsigned i;
@@ -529,7 +542,7 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__StreamEncoder *FLAC__stream_encoder_new()
                return 0;
        }
 
-       encoder->private_->frame = FLAC__bitbuffer_new();
+       encoder->private_->frame = FLAC__bitwriter_new();
        if(encoder->private_->frame == 0) {
                free(encoder->private_);
                free(encoder->protected_);
@@ -587,7 +600,7 @@ FLAC_API void FLAC__stream_encoder_delete(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
 
        encoder->private_->is_being_deleted = true;
 
-       FLAC__stream_encoder_finish(encoder);
+       (void)FLAC__stream_encoder_finish(encoder);
 
        if(0 != encoder->private_->verify.decoder)
                FLAC__stream_decoder_delete(encoder->private_->verify.decoder);
@@ -603,7 +616,7 @@ FLAC_API void FLAC__stream_encoder_delete(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
        for(i = 0; i < 2; i++)
                FLAC__format_entropy_coding_method_partitioned_rice_contents_clear(&encoder->private_->partitioned_rice_contents_extra[i]);
 
-       FLAC__bitbuffer_delete(encoder->private_->frame);
+       FLAC__bitwriter_delete(encoder->private_->frame);
        free(encoder->private_);
        free(encoder->protected_);
        free(encoder);
@@ -634,7 +647,7 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_stream_internal_(
        if(encoder->protected_->state != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_UNINITIALIZED)
                return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ALREADY_INITIALIZED;
 
-#ifndef FLAC__HAS_OGG
+#if !FLAC__HAS_OGG
        if(is_ogg)
                return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_UNSUPPORTED_CONTAINER;
 #endif
@@ -645,11 +658,12 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_stream_internal_(
        if(encoder->protected_->channels == 0 || encoder->protected_->channels > FLAC__MAX_CHANNELS)
                return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_INVALID_NUMBER_OF_CHANNELS;
 
-       if(encoder->protected_->do_mid_side_stereo && encoder->protected_->channels != 2)
-               return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_MID_SIDE_CHANNELS_MISMATCH;
-
-       if(encoder->protected_->loose_mid_side_stereo && !encoder->protected_->do_mid_side_stereo)
-               return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ILLEGAL_MID_SIDE_FORCE;
+       if(encoder->protected_->channels != 2) {
+               encoder->protected_->do_mid_side_stereo = false;
+               encoder->protected_->loose_mid_side_stereo = false;
+       }
+       else if(!encoder->protected_->do_mid_side_stereo)
+               encoder->protected_->loose_mid_side_stereo = false;
 
        if(encoder->protected_->bits_per_sample >= 32)
                encoder->protected_->do_mid_side_stereo = false; /* since we currenty do 32-bit math, the side channel would have 33 bps and overflow */
@@ -660,6 +674,13 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_stream_internal_(
        if(!FLAC__format_sample_rate_is_valid(encoder->protected_->sample_rate))
                return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_INVALID_SAMPLE_RATE;
 
+       if(encoder->protected_->blocksize == 0) {
+               if(encoder->protected_->max_lpc_order == 0)
+                       encoder->protected_->blocksize = 1152;
+               else
+                       encoder->protected_->blocksize = 4096;
+       }
+
        if(encoder->protected_->blocksize < FLAC__MIN_BLOCK_SIZE || encoder->protected_->blocksize > FLAC__MAX_BLOCK_SIZE)
                return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_INVALID_BLOCK_SIZE;
 
@@ -720,16 +741,7 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_stream_internal_(
                        encoder->protected_->blocksize != 16384
                )
                        return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_NOT_STREAMABLE;
-               if(
-                       encoder->protected_->sample_rate != 8000 &&
-                       encoder->protected_->sample_rate != 16000 &&
-                       encoder->protected_->sample_rate != 22050 &&
-                       encoder->protected_->sample_rate != 24000 &&
-                       encoder->protected_->sample_rate != 32000 &&
-                       encoder->protected_->sample_rate != 44100 &&
-                       encoder->protected_->sample_rate != 48000 &&
-                       encoder->protected_->sample_rate != 96000
-               )
+               if(!FLAC__format_sample_rate_is_subset(encoder->protected_->sample_rate))
                        return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_NOT_STREAMABLE;
                if(
                        encoder->protected_->bits_per_sample != 8 &&
@@ -864,7 +876,6 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_stream_internal_(
                encoder->private_->residual_workspace_mid_side_unaligned[i][1] = encoder->private_->residual_workspace_mid_side[i][1] = 0;
                encoder->private_->best_subframe_mid_side[i] = 0;
        }
-       encoder->private_->abs_residual_unaligned = encoder->private_->abs_residual = 0;
        encoder->private_->abs_residual_partition_sums_unaligned = encoder->private_->abs_residual_partition_sums = 0;
        encoder->private_->raw_bits_per_partition_unaligned = encoder->private_->raw_bits_per_partition = 0;
 #ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
@@ -909,7 +920,6 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_stream_internal_(
 #  ifdef FLAC__CPU_IA32
                FLAC__ASSERT(encoder->private_->cpuinfo.type == FLAC__CPUINFO_TYPE_IA32);
 #   ifdef FLAC__HAS_NASM
-#    ifdef FLAC__SSE_OS
                if(encoder->private_->cpuinfo.data.ia32.sse) {
                        if(encoder->protected_->max_lpc_order < 4)
                                encoder->private_->local_lpc_compute_autocorrelation = FLAC__lpc_compute_autocorrelation_asm_ia32_sse_lag_4;
@@ -920,9 +930,7 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_stream_internal_(
                        else
                                encoder->private_->local_lpc_compute_autocorrelation = FLAC__lpc_compute_autocorrelation_asm_ia32;
                }
-               else
-#    endif /* FLAC__SSE_OS */
-               if(encoder->private_->cpuinfo.data.ia32._3dnow)
+               else if(encoder->private_->cpuinfo.data.ia32._3dnow)
                        encoder->private_->local_lpc_compute_autocorrelation = FLAC__lpc_compute_autocorrelation_asm_ia32_3dnow;
                else
                        encoder->private_->local_lpc_compute_autocorrelation = FLAC__lpc_compute_autocorrelation_asm_ia32;
@@ -946,9 +954,6 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_stream_internal_(
                encoder->private_->local_fixed_compute_best_predictor = FLAC__fixed_compute_best_predictor_wide;
        }
 
-       /* we require precompute_partition_sums if do_escape_coding because of their intertwined nature */
-       encoder->private_->precompute_partition_sums = (encoder->protected_->max_residual_partition_order > encoder->protected_->min_residual_partition_order) || encoder->protected_->do_escape_coding;
-
        /* set state to OK; from here on, errors are fatal and we'll override the state then */
        encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_OK;
 
@@ -972,7 +977,7 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_stream_internal_(
                return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ENCODER_ERROR;
        }
 
-       if(!FLAC__bitbuffer_init(encoder->private_->frame)) {
+       if(!FLAC__bitwriter_init(encoder->private_->frame)) {
                encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_MEMORY_ALLOCATION_ERROR;
                return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ENCODER_ERROR;
        }
@@ -985,7 +990,7 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_stream_internal_(
                 * First, set up the fifo which will hold the
                 * original signal to compare against
                 */
-               encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo.size = encoder->protected_->blocksize;
+               encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo.size = encoder->protected_->blocksize+OVERREAD_;
                for(i = 0; i < encoder->protected_->channels; i++) {
                        if(0 == (encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo.data[i] = (FLAC__int32*)malloc(sizeof(FLAC__int32) * encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo.size))) {
                                encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_MEMORY_ALLOCATION_ERROR;
@@ -1030,11 +1035,11 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_stream_internal_(
         */
        if(encoder->protected_->verify)
                encoder->private_->verify.state_hint = ENCODER_IN_MAGIC;
-       if(!FLAC__bitbuffer_write_raw_uint32(encoder->private_->frame, FLAC__STREAM_SYNC, FLAC__STREAM_SYNC_LEN)) {
+       if(!FLAC__bitwriter_write_raw_uint32(encoder->private_->frame, FLAC__STREAM_SYNC, FLAC__STREAM_SYNC_LEN)) {
                encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_FRAMING_ERROR;
                return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ENCODER_ERROR;
        }
-       if(!write_bitbuffer_(encoder, 0)) {
+       if(!write_bitbuffer_(encoder, 0, /*is_last_block=*/false)) {
                /* the above function sets the state for us in case of an error */
                return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ENCODER_ERROR;
        }
@@ -1057,15 +1062,11 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_stream_internal_(
        encoder->private_->streaminfo.data.stream_info.total_samples = encoder->protected_->total_samples_estimate; /* we will replace this later with the real total */
        memset(encoder->private_->streaminfo.data.stream_info.md5sum, 0, 16); /* we don't know this yet; have to fill it in later */
        FLAC__MD5Init(&encoder->private_->md5context);
-       if(!FLAC__bitbuffer_clear(encoder->private_->frame)) {
-               encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_MEMORY_ALLOCATION_ERROR;
-               return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ENCODER_ERROR;
-       }
        if(!FLAC__add_metadata_block(&encoder->private_->streaminfo, encoder->private_->frame)) {
                encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_FRAMING_ERROR;
                return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ENCODER_ERROR;
        }
-       if(!write_bitbuffer_(encoder, 0)) {
+       if(!write_bitbuffer_(encoder, 0, /*is_last_block=*/false)) {
                /* the above function sets the state for us in case of an error */
                return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ENCODER_ERROR;
        }
@@ -1097,15 +1098,11 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_stream_internal_(
                vorbis_comment.data.vorbis_comment.vendor_string.entry = 0;
                vorbis_comment.data.vorbis_comment.num_comments = 0;
                vorbis_comment.data.vorbis_comment.comments = 0;
-               if(!FLAC__bitbuffer_clear(encoder->private_->frame)) {
-                       encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_MEMORY_ALLOCATION_ERROR;
-                       return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ENCODER_ERROR;
-               }
                if(!FLAC__add_metadata_block(&vorbis_comment, encoder->private_->frame)) {
                        encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_FRAMING_ERROR;
                        return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ENCODER_ERROR;
                }
-               if(!write_bitbuffer_(encoder, 0)) {
+               if(!write_bitbuffer_(encoder, 0, /*is_last_block=*/false)) {
                        /* the above function sets the state for us in case of an error */
                        return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ENCODER_ERROR;
                }
@@ -1116,15 +1113,11 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_stream_internal_(
         */
        for(i = 0; i < encoder->protected_->num_metadata_blocks; i++) {
                encoder->protected_->metadata[i]->is_last = (i == encoder->protected_->num_metadata_blocks - 1);
-               if(!FLAC__bitbuffer_clear(encoder->private_->frame)) {
-                       encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_MEMORY_ALLOCATION_ERROR;
-                       return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ENCODER_ERROR;
-               }
                if(!FLAC__add_metadata_block(encoder->protected_->metadata[i], encoder->private_->frame)) {
                        encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_FRAMING_ERROR;
                        return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ENCODER_ERROR;
                }
-               if(!write_bitbuffer_(encoder, 0)) {
+               if(!write_bitbuffer_(encoder, 0, /*is_last_block=*/false)) {
                        /* the above function sets the state for us in case of an error */
                        return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_INIT_STATUS_ENCODER_ERROR;
                }
@@ -1224,10 +1217,10 @@ static FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus init_FILE_internal_(
 
        init_status = init_stream_internal_(
                encoder,
-               is_ogg? file_read_callback_ : 0,
+               encoder->private_->file == stdout? 0 : is_ogg? file_read_callback_ : 0,
                file_write_callback_,
-               file_seek_callback_,
-               file_tell_callback_,
+               encoder->private_->file == stdout? 0 : file_seek_callback_,
+               encoder->private_->file == stdout? 0 : file_tell_callback_,
                /*metadata_callback=*/0,
                client_data,
                is_ogg
@@ -1317,39 +1310,52 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__StreamEncoderInitStatus FLAC__stream_encoder_init_ogg_file(
        return init_file_internal_(encoder, filename, progress_callback, client_data, /*is_ogg=*/true);
 }
 
-FLAC_API void FLAC__stream_encoder_finish(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
+FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_finish(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
 {
+       FLAC__bool error = false;
+
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
 
        if(encoder->protected_->state == FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_UNINITIALIZED)
-               return;
+               return true;
 
        if(encoder->protected_->state == FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_OK && !encoder->private_->is_being_deleted) {
                if(encoder->private_->current_sample_number != 0) {
+                       const FLAC__bool is_fractional_block = encoder->protected_->blocksize != encoder->private_->current_sample_number;
                        encoder->protected_->blocksize = encoder->private_->current_sample_number;
-                       process_frame_(encoder, true); /* true => is last frame */
+                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, is_fractional_block, /*is_last_block=*/true))
+                               error = true;
                }
        }
 
        FLAC__MD5Final(encoder->private_->streaminfo.data.stream_info.md5sum, &encoder->private_->md5context);
 
-       if(encoder->protected_->state == FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_OK && !encoder->private_->is_being_deleted) {
-               if(encoder->private_->seek_callback) {
+       if(!encoder->private_->is_being_deleted) {
+               if(encoder->protected_->state == FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_OK) {
+                       if(encoder->private_->seek_callback) {
 #if FLAC__HAS_OGG
-                       if(encoder->private_->is_ogg)
-                               update_ogg_metadata_(encoder);
-                       else
+                               if(encoder->private_->is_ogg)
+                                       update_ogg_metadata_(encoder);
+                               else
 #endif
-                       update_metadata_(encoder);
+                               update_metadata_(encoder);
+
+                               /* check if an error occurred while updating metadata */
+                               if(encoder->protected_->state != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_OK)
+                                       error = true;
+                       }
+                       if(encoder->private_->metadata_callback)
+                               encoder->private_->metadata_callback(encoder, &encoder->private_->streaminfo, encoder->private_->client_data);
                }
-               if(encoder->private_->metadata_callback)
-                       encoder->private_->metadata_callback(encoder, &encoder->private_->streaminfo, encoder->private_->client_data);
-       }
 
-       if(encoder->protected_->verify && 0 != encoder->private_->verify.decoder)
-               FLAC__stream_decoder_finish(encoder->private_->verify.decoder);
+               if(encoder->protected_->verify && 0 != encoder->private_->verify.decoder && !FLAC__stream_decoder_finish(encoder->private_->verify.decoder)) {
+                       if(!error)
+                               encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_VERIFY_MISMATCH_IN_AUDIO_DATA;
+                       error = true;
+               }
+       }
 
        if(0 != encoder->private_->file) {
                if(encoder->private_->file != stdout)
@@ -1365,17 +1371,20 @@ FLAC_API void FLAC__stream_encoder_finish(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
        free_(encoder);
        set_defaults_(encoder);
 
-       encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_UNINITIALIZED;
+       if(!error)
+               encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_UNINITIALIZED;
+
+       return !error;
 }
 
-FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_serial_number(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, long value)
+FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_ogg_serial_number(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, long value)
 {
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
        if(encoder->protected_->state != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_UNINITIALIZED)
                return false;
-#ifdef FLAC__HAS_OGG
+#if FLAC__HAS_OGG
        /* can't check encoder->private_->is_ogg since that's not set until init time */
        FLAC__ogg_encoder_aspect_set_serial_number(&encoder->protected_->ogg_encoder_aspect, value);
        return true;
@@ -1409,69 +1418,101 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_streamable_subset(FLAC__StreamEncod
        return true;
 }
 
-FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_do_mid_side_stereo(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool value)
+FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_channels(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned value)
 {
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
        if(encoder->protected_->state != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_UNINITIALIZED)
                return false;
-       encoder->protected_->do_mid_side_stereo = value;
+       encoder->protected_->channels = value;
        return true;
 }
 
-FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_loose_mid_side_stereo(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool value)
+FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_bits_per_sample(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned value)
 {
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
        if(encoder->protected_->state != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_UNINITIALIZED)
                return false;
-       encoder->protected_->loose_mid_side_stereo = value;
+       encoder->protected_->bits_per_sample = value;
        return true;
 }
 
-FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_channels(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned value)
+FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_sample_rate(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned value)
 {
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
        if(encoder->protected_->state != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_UNINITIALIZED)
                return false;
-       encoder->protected_->channels = value;
+       encoder->protected_->sample_rate = value;
        return true;
 }
 
-FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_bits_per_sample(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned value)
+FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_compression_level(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned value)
 {
+       FLAC__bool ok = true;
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
        if(encoder->protected_->state != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_UNINITIALIZED)
                return false;
-       encoder->protected_->bits_per_sample = value;
+       if(value >= sizeof(compression_levels_)/sizeof(compression_levels_[0]))
+               value = sizeof(compression_levels_)/sizeof(compression_levels_[0]) - 1;
+       ok &= FLAC__stream_encoder_set_do_mid_side_stereo          (encoder, compression_levels_[value].do_mid_side_stereo);
+       ok &= FLAC__stream_encoder_set_loose_mid_side_stereo       (encoder, compression_levels_[value].loose_mid_side_stereo);
+#if 0
+       /* was: */
+       ok &= FLAC__stream_encoder_set_apodization                 (encoder, compression_levels_[value].apodization);
+       /* but it's too hard to specify the string in a locale-specific way */
+#else
+       encoder->protected_->num_apodizations = 1;
+       encoder->protected_->apodizations[0].type = FLAC__APODIZATION_TUKEY;
+       encoder->protected_->apodizations[0].parameters.tukey.p = 0.5;
+#endif
+       ok &= FLAC__stream_encoder_set_max_lpc_order               (encoder, compression_levels_[value].max_lpc_order);
+       ok &= FLAC__stream_encoder_set_qlp_coeff_precision         (encoder, compression_levels_[value].qlp_coeff_precision);
+       ok &= FLAC__stream_encoder_set_do_qlp_coeff_prec_search    (encoder, compression_levels_[value].do_qlp_coeff_prec_search);
+       ok &= FLAC__stream_encoder_set_do_escape_coding            (encoder, compression_levels_[value].do_escape_coding);
+       ok &= FLAC__stream_encoder_set_do_exhaustive_model_search  (encoder, compression_levels_[value].do_exhaustive_model_search);
+       ok &= FLAC__stream_encoder_set_min_residual_partition_order(encoder, compression_levels_[value].min_residual_partition_order);
+       ok &= FLAC__stream_encoder_set_max_residual_partition_order(encoder, compression_levels_[value].max_residual_partition_order);
+       ok &= FLAC__stream_encoder_set_rice_parameter_search_dist  (encoder, compression_levels_[value].rice_parameter_search_dist);
+       return ok;
+}
+
+FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_blocksize(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned value)
+{
+       FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
+       FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
+       FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
+       if(encoder->protected_->state != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_UNINITIALIZED)
+               return false;
+       encoder->protected_->blocksize = value;
        return true;
 }
 
-FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_sample_rate(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned value)
+FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_do_mid_side_stereo(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool value)
 {
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
        if(encoder->protected_->state != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_UNINITIALIZED)
                return false;
-       encoder->protected_->sample_rate = value;
+       encoder->protected_->do_mid_side_stereo = value;
        return true;
 }
 
-FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_blocksize(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned value)
+FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_loose_mid_side_stereo(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool value)
 {
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
        if(encoder->protected_->state != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_UNINITIALIZED)
                return false;
-       encoder->protected_->blocksize = value;
+       encoder->protected_->loose_mid_side_stereo = value;
        return true;
 }
 
@@ -1662,8 +1703,24 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_set_metadata(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encod
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
        if(encoder->protected_->state != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_UNINITIALIZED)
                return false;
-       encoder->protected_->metadata = metadata;
-       encoder->protected_->num_metadata_blocks = num_blocks;
+       if(0 == metadata)
+               num_blocks = 0;
+       if(0 == num_blocks)
+               metadata = 0;
+       /* realloc() does not do exactly what we want so... */
+       if(encoder->protected_->metadata) {
+               free(encoder->protected_->metadata);
+               encoder->protected_->metadata = 0;
+               encoder->protected_->num_metadata_blocks = 0;
+       }
+       if(num_blocks) {
+               FLAC__StreamMetadata **m;
+               if(0 == (m = (FLAC__StreamMetadata**)malloc(sizeof(m[0]) * num_blocks)))
+                       return false;
+               memcpy(m, metadata, sizeof(m[0]) * num_blocks);
+               encoder->protected_->metadata = m;
+               encoder->protected_->num_metadata_blocks = num_blocks;
+       }
 #if FLAC__HAS_OGG
        if(!FLAC__ogg_encoder_aspect_set_num_metadata(&encoder->protected_->ogg_encoder_aspect, num_blocks))
                return false;
@@ -1773,52 +1830,52 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_get_streamable_subset(const FLAC__Strea
        return encoder->protected_->streamable_subset;
 }
 
-FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_get_do_mid_side_stereo(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
+FLAC_API unsigned FLAC__stream_encoder_get_channels(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
 {
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
-       return encoder->protected_->do_mid_side_stereo;
+       return encoder->protected_->channels;
 }
 
-FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_get_loose_mid_side_stereo(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
+FLAC_API unsigned FLAC__stream_encoder_get_bits_per_sample(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
 {
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
-       return encoder->protected_->loose_mid_side_stereo;
+       return encoder->protected_->bits_per_sample;
 }
 
-FLAC_API unsigned FLAC__stream_encoder_get_channels(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
+FLAC_API unsigned FLAC__stream_encoder_get_sample_rate(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
 {
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
-       return encoder->protected_->channels;
+       return encoder->protected_->sample_rate;
 }
 
-FLAC_API unsigned FLAC__stream_encoder_get_bits_per_sample(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
+FLAC_API unsigned FLAC__stream_encoder_get_blocksize(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
 {
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
-       return encoder->protected_->bits_per_sample;
+       return encoder->protected_->blocksize;
 }
 
-FLAC_API unsigned FLAC__stream_encoder_get_sample_rate(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
+FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_get_do_mid_side_stereo(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
 {
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
-       return encoder->protected_->sample_rate;
+       return encoder->protected_->do_mid_side_stereo;
 }
 
-FLAC_API unsigned FLAC__stream_encoder_get_blocksize(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
+FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_get_loose_mid_side_stereo(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
 {
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_);
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->protected_);
-       return encoder->protected_->blocksize;
+       return encoder->protected_->loose_mid_side_stereo;
 }
 
 FLAC_API unsigned FLAC__stream_encoder_get_max_lpc_order(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
@@ -1917,9 +1974,10 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_process(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, c
                         */
                        do {
                                if(encoder->protected_->verify)
-                                       append_to_verify_fifo_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
+                                       append_to_verify_fifo_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize+1-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
 
-                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i < blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
+                               /* "i <= blocksize" to overread 1 sample; see comment in OVERREAD_ decl */
+                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i <= blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
                                        x = mid = side = buffer[0][j];
                                        encoder->private_->integer_signal[0][i] = x;
 #ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
@@ -1941,9 +1999,25 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_process(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, c
 #endif
                                        encoder->private_->current_sample_number++;
                                }
-                               if(i == blocksize) {
-                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, false)) /* false => not last frame */
+                               /* we only process if we have a full block + 1 extra sample; final block is always handled by FLAC__stream_encoder_finish() */
+                               if(i > blocksize) {
+                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, /*is_fractional_block=*/false, /*is_last_block=*/false))
                                                return false;
+                                       /* move unprocessed overread samples to beginnings of arrays */
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(i == blocksize+OVERREAD_);
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(OVERREAD_ == 1); /* assert we only overread 1 sample which simplifies the rest of the code below */
+                                       i--;
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal[0][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal[0][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal[1][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal[1][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[0][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[0][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[1][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[1][i];
+#ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
+                                       encoder->private_->real_signal[0][0] = encoder->private_->real_signal[0][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->real_signal[1][0] = encoder->private_->real_signal[1][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->real_signal_mid_side[0][0] = encoder->private_->real_signal_mid_side[0][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->real_signal_mid_side[1][0] = encoder->private_->real_signal_mid_side[1][i];
+#endif
+                                       encoder->private_->current_sample_number = 1;
                                }
                        } while(j < samples);
                }
@@ -1954,9 +2028,10 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_process(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, c
                         */
                        do {
                                if(encoder->protected_->verify)
-                                       append_to_verify_fifo_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
+                                       append_to_verify_fifo_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize+1-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
 
-                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i < blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
+                               /* "i <= blocksize" to overread 1 sample; see comment in OVERREAD_ decl */
+                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i <= blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
                                        for(channel = 0; channel < channels; channel++) {
                                                x = buffer[channel][j];
                                                encoder->private_->integer_signal[channel][i] = x;
@@ -1966,9 +2041,21 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_process(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, c
                                        }
                                        encoder->private_->current_sample_number++;
                                }
-                               if(i == blocksize) {
-                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, false)) /* false => not last frame */
+                               /* we only process if we have a full block + 1 extra sample; final block is always handled by FLAC__stream_encoder_finish() */
+                               if(i > blocksize) {
+                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, /*is_fractional_block=*/false, /*is_last_block=*/false))
                                                return false;
+                                       /* move unprocessed overread samples to beginnings of arrays */
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(i == blocksize+OVERREAD_);
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(OVERREAD_ == 1); /* assert we only overread 1 sample which simplifies the rest of the code below */
+                                       i--;
+                                       for(channel = 0; channel < channels; channel++) {
+                                               encoder->private_->integer_signal[channel][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal[channel][i];
+#ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
+                                               encoder->private_->real_signal[channel][0] = encoder->private_->real_signal[channel][i];
+#endif
+                                       }
+                                       encoder->private_->current_sample_number = 1;
                                }
                        } while(j < samples);
                }
@@ -1981,9 +2068,10 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_process(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, c
                         */
                        do {
                                if(encoder->protected_->verify)
-                                       append_to_verify_fifo_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
+                                       append_to_verify_fifo_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize+1-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
 
-                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i < blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
+                               /* "i <= blocksize" to overread 1 sample; see comment in OVERREAD_ decl */
+                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i <= blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
                                        encoder->private_->integer_signal[0][i] = mid = side = buffer[0][j];
                                        x = buffer[1][j];
                                        encoder->private_->integer_signal[1][i] = x;
@@ -1994,9 +2082,19 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_process(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, c
                                        encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[0][i] = mid;
                                        encoder->private_->current_sample_number++;
                                }
-                               if(i == blocksize) {
-                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, false)) /* false => not last frame */
+                               /* we only process if we have a full block + 1 extra sample; final block is always handled by FLAC__stream_encoder_finish() */
+                               if(i > blocksize) {
+                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, /*is_fractional_block=*/false, /*is_last_block=*/false))
                                                return false;
+                                       /* move unprocessed overread samples to beginnings of arrays */
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(i == blocksize+OVERREAD_);
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(OVERREAD_ == 1); /* assert we only overread 1 sample which simplifies the rest of the code below */
+                                       i--;
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal[0][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal[0][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal[1][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal[1][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[0][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[0][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[1][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[1][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->current_sample_number = 1;
                                }
                        } while(j < samples);
                }
@@ -2007,16 +2105,25 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_process(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, c
                         */
                        do {
                                if(encoder->protected_->verify)
-                                       append_to_verify_fifo_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
+                                       append_to_verify_fifo_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize+1-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
 
-                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i < blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
+                               /* "i <= blocksize" to overread 1 sample; see comment in OVERREAD_ decl */
+                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i <= blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
                                        for(channel = 0; channel < channels; channel++)
                                                encoder->private_->integer_signal[channel][i] = buffer[channel][j];
                                        encoder->private_->current_sample_number++;
                                }
-                               if(i == blocksize) {
-                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, false)) /* false => not last frame */
+                               /* we only process if we have a full block + 1 extra sample; final block is always handled by FLAC__stream_encoder_finish() */
+                               if(i > blocksize) {
+                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, /*is_fractional_block=*/false, /*is_last_block=*/false))
                                                return false;
+                                       /* move unprocessed overread samples to beginnings of arrays */
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(i == blocksize+OVERREAD_);
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(OVERREAD_ == 1); /* assert we only overread 1 sample which simplifies the rest of the code below */
+                                       i--;
+                                       for(channel = 0; channel < channels; channel++)
+                                               encoder->private_->integer_signal[channel][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal[channel][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->current_sample_number = 1;
                                }
                        } while(j < samples);
                }
@@ -2049,9 +2156,10 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_process_interleaved(FLAC__StreamEncoder
                         */
                        do {
                                if(encoder->protected_->verify)
-                                       append_to_verify_fifo_interleaved_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
+                                       append_to_verify_fifo_interleaved_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize+1-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
 
-                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i < blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
+                               /* "i <= blocksize" to overread 1 sample; see comment in OVERREAD_ decl */
+                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i <= blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
                                        x = mid = side = buffer[k++];
                                        encoder->private_->integer_signal[0][i] = x;
 #ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
@@ -2073,9 +2181,25 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_process_interleaved(FLAC__StreamEncoder
 #endif
                                        encoder->private_->current_sample_number++;
                                }
-                               if(i == blocksize) {
-                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, false)) /* false => not last frame */
+                               /* we only process if we have a full block + 1 extra sample; final block is always handled by FLAC__stream_encoder_finish() */
+                               if(i > blocksize) {
+                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, /*is_fractional_block=*/false, /*is_last_block=*/false))
                                                return false;
+                                       /* move unprocessed overread samples to beginnings of arrays */
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(i == blocksize+OVERREAD_);
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(OVERREAD_ == 1); /* assert we only overread 1 sample which simplifies the rest of the code below */
+                                       i--;
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal[0][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal[0][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal[1][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal[1][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[0][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[0][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[1][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[1][i];
+#ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
+                                       encoder->private_->real_signal[0][0] = encoder->private_->real_signal[0][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->real_signal[1][0] = encoder->private_->real_signal[1][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->real_signal_mid_side[0][0] = encoder->private_->real_signal_mid_side[0][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->real_signal_mid_side[1][0] = encoder->private_->real_signal_mid_side[1][i];
+#endif
+                                       encoder->private_->current_sample_number = 1;
                                }
                        } while(j < samples);
                }
@@ -2086,9 +2210,10 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_process_interleaved(FLAC__StreamEncoder
                         */
                        do {
                                if(encoder->protected_->verify)
-                                       append_to_verify_fifo_interleaved_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
+                                       append_to_verify_fifo_interleaved_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize+1-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
 
-                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i < blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
+                               /* "i <= blocksize" to overread 1 sample; see comment in OVERREAD_ decl */
+                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i <= blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
                                        for(channel = 0; channel < channels; channel++) {
                                                x = buffer[k++];
                                                encoder->private_->integer_signal[channel][i] = x;
@@ -2098,9 +2223,21 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_process_interleaved(FLAC__StreamEncoder
                                        }
                                        encoder->private_->current_sample_number++;
                                }
-                               if(i == blocksize) {
-                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, false)) /* false => not last frame */
+                               /* we only process if we have a full block + 1 extra sample; final block is always handled by FLAC__stream_encoder_finish() */
+                               if(i > blocksize) {
+                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, /*is_fractional_block=*/false, /*is_last_block=*/false))
                                                return false;
+                                       /* move unprocessed overread samples to beginnings of arrays */
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(i == blocksize+OVERREAD_);
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(OVERREAD_ == 1); /* assert we only overread 1 sample which simplifies the rest of the code below */
+                                       i--;
+                                       for(channel = 0; channel < channels; channel++) {
+                                               encoder->private_->integer_signal[channel][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal[channel][i];
+#ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
+                                               encoder->private_->real_signal[channel][0] = encoder->private_->real_signal[channel][i];
+#endif
+                                       }
+                                       encoder->private_->current_sample_number = 1;
                                }
                        } while(j < samples);
                }
@@ -2113,9 +2250,10 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_process_interleaved(FLAC__StreamEncoder
                         */
                        do {
                                if(encoder->protected_->verify)
-                                       append_to_verify_fifo_interleaved_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
+                                       append_to_verify_fifo_interleaved_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize+1-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
 
-                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i < blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
+                               /* "i <= blocksize" to overread 1 sample; see comment in OVERREAD_ decl */
+                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i <= blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
                                        encoder->private_->integer_signal[0][i] = mid = side = buffer[k++];
                                        x = buffer[k++];
                                        encoder->private_->integer_signal[1][i] = x;
@@ -2126,9 +2264,19 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_process_interleaved(FLAC__StreamEncoder
                                        encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[0][i] = mid;
                                        encoder->private_->current_sample_number++;
                                }
-                               if(i == blocksize) {
-                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, false)) /* false => not last frame */
+                               /* we only process if we have a full block + 1 extra sample; final block is always handled by FLAC__stream_encoder_finish() */
+                               if(i > blocksize) {
+                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, /*is_fractional_block=*/false, /*is_last_block=*/false))
                                                return false;
+                                       /* move unprocessed overread samples to beginnings of arrays */
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(i == blocksize+OVERREAD_);
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(OVERREAD_ == 1); /* assert we only overread 1 sample which simplifies the rest of the code below */
+                                       i--;
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal[0][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal[0][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal[1][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal[1][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[0][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[0][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[1][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[1][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->current_sample_number = 1;
                                }
                        } while(j < samples);
                }
@@ -2139,16 +2287,25 @@ FLAC_API FLAC__bool FLAC__stream_encoder_process_interleaved(FLAC__StreamEncoder
                         */
                        do {
                                if(encoder->protected_->verify)
-                                       append_to_verify_fifo_interleaved_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
+                                       append_to_verify_fifo_interleaved_(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo, buffer, j, channels, min(blocksize+1-encoder->private_->current_sample_number, samples-j));
 
-                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i < blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
+                               /* "i <= blocksize" to overread 1 sample; see comment in OVERREAD_ decl */
+                               for(i = encoder->private_->current_sample_number; i <= blocksize && j < samples; i++, j++) {
                                        for(channel = 0; channel < channels; channel++)
                                                encoder->private_->integer_signal[channel][i] = buffer[k++];
                                        encoder->private_->current_sample_number++;
                                }
-                               if(i == blocksize) {
-                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, false)) /* false => not last frame */
+                               /* we only process if we have a full block + 1 extra sample; final block is always handled by FLAC__stream_encoder_finish() */
+                               if(i > blocksize) {
+                                       if(!process_frame_(encoder, /*is_fractional_block=*/false, /*is_last_block=*/false))
                                                return false;
+                                       /* move unprocessed overread samples to beginnings of arrays */
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(i == blocksize+OVERREAD_);
+                                       FLAC__ASSERT(OVERREAD_ == 1); /* assert we only overread 1 sample which simplifies the rest of the code below */
+                                       i--;
+                                       for(channel = 0; channel < channels; channel++)
+                                               encoder->private_->integer_signal[channel][0] = encoder->private_->integer_signal[channel][i];
+                                       encoder->private_->current_sample_number = 1;
                                }
                        } while(j < samples);
                }
@@ -2178,7 +2335,7 @@ void set_defaults_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
        encoder->protected_->channels = 2;
        encoder->protected_->bits_per_sample = 16;
        encoder->protected_->sample_rate = 44100;
-       encoder->protected_->blocksize = 1152;
+       encoder->protected_->blocksize = 0;
 #ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
        encoder->protected_->num_apodizations = 1;
        encoder->protected_->apodizations[0].type = FLAC__APODIZATION_TUKEY;
@@ -2221,6 +2378,11 @@ void free_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
        unsigned i, channel;
 
        FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder);
+       if(encoder->protected_->metadata) {
+               free(encoder->protected_->metadata);
+               encoder->protected_->metadata = 0;
+               encoder->protected_->num_metadata_blocks = 0;
+       }
        for(i = 0; i < encoder->protected_->channels; i++) {
                if(0 != encoder->private_->integer_signal_unaligned[i]) {
                        free(encoder->private_->integer_signal_unaligned[i]);
@@ -2273,10 +2435,6 @@ void free_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
                        }
                }
        }
-       if(0 != encoder->private_->abs_residual_unaligned) {
-               free(encoder->private_->abs_residual_unaligned);
-               encoder->private_->abs_residual_unaligned = 0;
-       }
        if(0 != encoder->private_->abs_residual_partition_sums_unaligned) {
                free(encoder->private_->abs_residual_partition_sums_unaligned);
                encoder->private_->abs_residual_partition_sums_unaligned = 0;
@@ -2293,20 +2451,20 @@ void free_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
                        }
                }
        }
-       FLAC__bitbuffer_free(encoder->private_->frame);
+       FLAC__bitwriter_free(encoder->private_->frame);
 }
 
-FLAC__bool resize_buffers_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned new_size)
+FLAC__bool resize_buffers_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned new_blocksize)
 {
        FLAC__bool ok;
        unsigned i, channel;
 
-       FLAC__ASSERT(new_size > 0);
+       FLAC__ASSERT(new_blocksize > 0);
        FLAC__ASSERT(encoder->protected_->state == FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_OK);
        FLAC__ASSERT(encoder->private_->current_sample_number == 0);
 
        /* To avoid excessive malloc'ing, we only grow the buffer; no shrinking. */
-       if(new_size <= encoder->private_->input_capacity)
+       if(new_blocksize <= encoder->private_->input_capacity)
                return true;
 
        ok = true;
@@ -2314,125 +2472,129 @@ FLAC__bool resize_buffers_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned new_size)
        /* WATCHOUT: FLAC__lpc_compute_residual_from_qlp_coefficients_asm_ia32_mmx()
         * requires that the input arrays (in our case the integer signals)
         * have a buffer of up to 3 zeroes in front (at negative indices) for
-        * alignment purposes; we use 4 to keep the data well-aligned.
+        * alignment purposes; we use 4 in front to keep the data well-aligned.
         */
 
        for(i = 0; ok && i < encoder->protected_->channels; i++) {
-               ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_int32_array(new_size+4, &encoder->private_->integer_signal_unaligned[i], &encoder->private_->integer_signal[i]);
+               ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_int32_array(new_blocksize+4+OVERREAD_, &encoder->private_->integer_signal_unaligned[i], &encoder->private_->integer_signal[i]);
+               memset(encoder->private_->integer_signal[i], 0, sizeof(FLAC__int32)*4);
+               encoder->private_->integer_signal[i] += 4;
 #ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
                if(encoder->protected_->max_lpc_order > 0)
-                       ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_real_array(new_size, &encoder->private_->real_signal_unaligned[i], &encoder->private_->real_signal[i]);
+                       ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_real_array(new_blocksize+OVERREAD_, &encoder->private_->real_signal_unaligned[i], &encoder->private_->real_signal[i]);
 #endif
-               memset(encoder->private_->integer_signal[i], 0, sizeof(FLAC__int32)*4);
-               encoder->private_->integer_signal[i] += 4;
        }
        for(i = 0; ok && i < 2; i++) {
-               ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_int32_array(new_size+4, &encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side_unaligned[i], &encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[i]);
+               ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_int32_array(new_blocksize+4+OVERREAD_, &encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side_unaligned[i], &encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[i]);
+               memset(encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[i], 0, sizeof(FLAC__int32)*4);
+               encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[i] += 4;
 #ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
                if(encoder->protected_->max_lpc_order > 0)
-                       ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_real_array(new_size, &encoder->private_->real_signal_mid_side_unaligned[i], &encoder->private_->real_signal_mid_side[i]);
+                       ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_real_array(new_blocksize+OVERREAD_, &encoder->private_->real_signal_mid_side_unaligned[i], &encoder->private_->real_signal_mid_side[i]);
 #endif
-               memset(encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[i], 0, sizeof(FLAC__int32)*4);
-               encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[i] += 4;
        }
 #ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
        if(ok && encoder->protected_->max_lpc_order > 0) {
                for(i = 0; ok && i < encoder->protected_->num_apodizations; i++)
-                       ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_real_array(new_size, &encoder->private_->window_unaligned[i], &encoder->private_->window[i]);
-               ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_real_array(new_size, &encoder->private_->windowed_signal_unaligned, &encoder->private_->windowed_signal);
+                       ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_real_array(new_blocksize, &encoder->private_->window_unaligned[i], &encoder->private_->window[i]);
+               ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_real_array(new_blocksize, &encoder->private_->windowed_signal_unaligned, &encoder->private_->windowed_signal);
        }
 #endif
        for(channel = 0; ok && channel < encoder->protected_->channels; channel++) {
                for(i = 0; ok && i < 2; i++) {
-                       ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_int32_array(new_size, &encoder->private_->residual_workspace_unaligned[channel][i], &encoder->private_->residual_workspace[channel][i]);
+                       ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_int32_array(new_blocksize, &encoder->private_->residual_workspace_unaligned[channel][i], &encoder->private_->residual_workspace[channel][i]);
                }
        }
        for(channel = 0; ok && channel < 2; channel++) {
                for(i = 0; ok && i < 2; i++) {
-                       ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_int32_array(new_size, &encoder->private_->residual_workspace_mid_side_unaligned[channel][i], &encoder->private_->residual_workspace_mid_side[channel][i]);
+                       ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_int32_array(new_blocksize, &encoder->private_->residual_workspace_mid_side_unaligned[channel][i], &encoder->private_->residual_workspace_mid_side[channel][i]);
                }
        }
-       ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_uint32_array(new_size, &encoder->private_->abs_residual_unaligned, &encoder->private_->abs_residual);
-       if(encoder->private_->precompute_partition_sums || encoder->protected_->do_escape_coding) /* we require precompute_partition_sums if do_escape_coding because of their intertwined nature */
-               ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_uint64_array(new_size * 2, &encoder->private_->abs_residual_partition_sums_unaligned, &encoder->private_->abs_residual_partition_sums);
+       /* the *2 is an approximation to the series 1 + 1/2 + 1/4 + ... that sums tree occupies in a flat array */
+       /*@@@ new_blocksize*2 is too pessimistic, but to fix, we need smarter logic because a smaller new_blocksize can actually increase the # of partitions; would require moving this out into a separate function, then checking its capacity against the need of the current blocksize&min/max_partition_order (and maybe predictor order) */
+       ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_uint64_array(new_blocksize * 2, &encoder->private_->abs_residual_partition_sums_unaligned, &encoder->private_->abs_residual_partition_sums);
        if(encoder->protected_->do_escape_coding)
-               ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_unsigned_array(new_size * 2, &encoder->private_->raw_bits_per_partition_unaligned, &encoder->private_->raw_bits_per_partition);
-
-       if(ok)
-               encoder->private_->input_capacity = new_size;
-       else
-               encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_MEMORY_ALLOCATION_ERROR;
+               ok = ok && FLAC__memory_alloc_aligned_unsigned_array(new_blocksize * 2, &encoder->private_->raw_bits_per_partition_unaligned, &encoder->private_->raw_bits_per_partition);
 
+       /* now adjust the windows if the blocksize has changed */
 #ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
-       if(ok && encoder->protected_->max_lpc_order > 0) {
+       if(ok && new_blocksize != encoder->private_->input_capacity && encoder->protected_->max_lpc_order > 0) {
                for(i = 0; ok && i < encoder->protected_->num_apodizations; i++) {
                        switch(encoder->protected_->apodizations[i].type) {
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_BARTLETT:
-                                       FLAC__window_bartlett(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size);
+                                       FLAC__window_bartlett(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize);
                                        break;
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_BARTLETT_HANN:
-                                       FLAC__window_bartlett_hann(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size);
+                                       FLAC__window_bartlett_hann(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize);
                                        break;
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_BLACKMAN:
-                                       FLAC__window_blackman(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size);
+                                       FLAC__window_blackman(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize);
                                        break;
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_BLACKMAN_HARRIS_4TERM_92DB_SIDELOBE:
-                                       FLAC__window_blackman_harris_4term_92db_sidelobe(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size);
+                                       FLAC__window_blackman_harris_4term_92db_sidelobe(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize);
                                        break;
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_CONNES:
-                                       FLAC__window_connes(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size);
+                                       FLAC__window_connes(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize);
                                        break;
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_FLATTOP:
-                                       FLAC__window_flattop(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size);
+                                       FLAC__window_flattop(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize);
                                        break;
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_GAUSS:
-                                       FLAC__window_gauss(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size, encoder->protected_->apodizations[i].parameters.gauss.stddev);
+                                       FLAC__window_gauss(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize, encoder->protected_->apodizations[i].parameters.gauss.stddev);
                                        break;
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_HAMMING:
-                                       FLAC__window_hamming(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size);
+                                       FLAC__window_hamming(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize);
                                        break;
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_HANN:
-                                       FLAC__window_hann(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size);
+                                       FLAC__window_hann(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize);
                                        break;
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_KAISER_BESSEL:
-                                       FLAC__window_kaiser_bessel(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size);
+                                       FLAC__window_kaiser_bessel(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize);
                                        break;
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_NUTTALL:
-                                       FLAC__window_nuttall(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size);
+                                       FLAC__window_nuttall(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize);
                                        break;
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_RECTANGLE:
-                                       FLAC__window_rectangle(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size);
+                                       FLAC__window_rectangle(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize);
                                        break;
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_TRIANGLE:
-                                       FLAC__window_triangle(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size);
+                                       FLAC__window_triangle(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize);
                                        break;
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_TUKEY:
-                                       FLAC__window_tukey(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size, encoder->protected_->apodizations[i].parameters.tukey.p);
+                                       FLAC__window_tukey(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize, encoder->protected_->apodizations[i].parameters.tukey.p);
                                        break;
                                case FLAC__APODIZATION_WELCH:
-                                       FLAC__window_welch(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size);
+                                       FLAC__window_welch(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize);
                                        break;
                                default:
                                        FLAC__ASSERT(0);
                                        /* double protection */
-                                       FLAC__window_hann(encoder->private_->window[i], new_size);
+                                       FLAC__window_hann(encoder->private_->window[i], new_blocksize);
                                        break;
                        }
                }
        }
 #endif
 
+       if(ok)
+               encoder->private_->input_capacity = new_blocksize;
+       else
+               encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_MEMORY_ALLOCATION_ERROR;
+
        return ok;
 }
 
-FLAC__bool write_bitbuffer_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned samples)
+FLAC__bool write_bitbuffer_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned samples, FLAC__bool is_last_block)
 {
        const FLAC__byte *buffer;
-       unsigned bytes;
+       size_t bytes;
 
-       FLAC__ASSERT(FLAC__bitbuffer_is_byte_aligned(encoder->private_->frame));
+       FLAC__ASSERT(FLAC__bitwriter_is_byte_aligned(encoder->private_->frame));
 
-       FLAC__bitbuffer_get_buffer(encoder->private_->frame, &buffer, &bytes);
+       if(!FLAC__bitwriter_get_buffer(encoder->private_->frame, &buffer, &bytes)) {
+               encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_MEMORY_ALLOCATION_ERROR;
+               return false;
+       }
 
        if(encoder->protected_->verify) {
                encoder->private_->verify.output.data = buffer;
@@ -2442,7 +2604,8 @@ FLAC__bool write_bitbuffer_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned samples)
                }
                else {
                        if(!FLAC__stream_decoder_process_single(encoder->private_->verify.decoder)) {
-                               FLAC__bitbuffer_release_buffer(encoder->private_->frame);
+                               FLAC__bitwriter_release_buffer(encoder->private_->frame);
+                               FLAC__bitwriter_clear(encoder->private_->frame);
                                if(encoder->protected_->state != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_VERIFY_MISMATCH_IN_AUDIO_DATA)
                                        encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_VERIFY_DECODER_ERROR;
                                return false;
@@ -2450,13 +2613,15 @@ FLAC__bool write_bitbuffer_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned samples)
                }
        }
 
-       if(write_frame_(encoder, buffer, bytes, samples) != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_WRITE_STATUS_OK) {
-               FLAC__bitbuffer_release_buffer(encoder->private_->frame);
+       if(write_frame_(encoder, buffer, bytes, samples, is_last_block) != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_WRITE_STATUS_OK) {
+               FLAC__bitwriter_release_buffer(encoder->private_->frame);
+               FLAC__bitwriter_clear(encoder->private_->frame);
                encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_CLIENT_ERROR;
                return false;
        }
 
-       FLAC__bitbuffer_release_buffer(encoder->private_->frame);
+       FLAC__bitwriter_release_buffer(encoder->private_->frame);
+       FLAC__bitwriter_clear(encoder->private_->frame);
 
        if(samples > 0) {
                encoder->private_->streaminfo.data.stream_info.min_framesize = min(bytes, encoder->private_->streaminfo.data.stream_info.min_framesize);
@@ -2466,7 +2631,7 @@ FLAC__bool write_bitbuffer_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, unsigned samples)
        return true;
 }
 
-FLAC__StreamEncoderWriteStatus write_frame_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, const FLAC__byte buffer[], unsigned bytes, unsigned samples)
+FLAC__StreamEncoderWriteStatus write_frame_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, const FLAC__byte buffer[], size_t bytes, unsigned samples, FLAC__bool is_last_block)
 {
        FLAC__StreamEncoderWriteStatus status;
        FLAC__uint64 output_position = 0;
@@ -2526,11 +2691,11 @@ FLAC__StreamEncoderWriteStatus write_frame_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, const
        if(encoder->private_->is_ogg) {
                status = FLAC__ogg_encoder_aspect_write_callback_wrapper(
                        &encoder->protected_->ogg_encoder_aspect,
-                       FLAC__stream_encoder_get_total_samples_estimate(encoder),
                        buffer,
                        bytes,
                        samples,
                        encoder->private_->current_frame_number,
+                       is_last_block,
                        (FLAC__OggEncoderAspectWriteCallbackProxy)encoder->private_->write_callback,
                        encoder,
                        encoder->private_->client_data
@@ -2710,9 +2875,19 @@ void update_metadata_(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
        }
 }
 
+#if FLAC__HAS_OGG
 /* Gets called when the encoding process has finished so that we can update the STREAMINFO and SEEKTABLE blocks.  */
 void update_ogg_metadata_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
 {
+       /* the # of bytes in the 1st packet that precede the STREAMINFO */
+       static const unsigned FIRST_OGG_PACKET_STREAMINFO_PREFIX_LENGTH =
+               FLAC__OGG_MAPPING_PACKET_TYPE_LENGTH +
+               FLAC__OGG_MAPPING_MAGIC_LENGTH +
+               FLAC__OGG_MAPPING_VERSION_MAJOR_LENGTH +
+               FLAC__OGG_MAPPING_VERSION_MINOR_LENGTH +
+               FLAC__OGG_MAPPING_NUM_HEADERS_LENGTH +
+               FLAC__STREAM_SYNC_LENGTH
+       ;
        FLAC__byte b[max(6, FLAC__STREAM_METADATA_SEEKPOINT_LENGTH)];
        const FLAC__StreamMetadata *metadata = &encoder->private_->streaminfo;
        const FLAC__uint64 samples = metadata->data.stream_info.total_samples;
@@ -2721,6 +2896,13 @@ void update_ogg_metadata_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
        ogg_page page;
 
        FLAC__ASSERT(metadata->type == FLAC__METADATA_TYPE_STREAMINFO);
+       FLAC__ASSERT(0 != encoder->private_->seek_callback);
+
+       /* Pre-check that client supports seeking, since we don't want the
+        * ogg_helper code to ever have to deal with this condition.
+        */
+       if(encoder->private_->seek_callback(encoder, 0, encoder->private_->client_data) == FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_SEEK_STATUS_UNSUPPORTED)
+               return;
 
        /* All this is based on intimate knowledge of the stream header
         * layout, but a change to the header format that would break this
@@ -2741,6 +2923,7 @@ void update_ogg_metadata_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
         */
        {
                const unsigned md5_offset =
+                       FIRST_OGG_PACKET_STREAMINFO_PREFIX_LENGTH +
                        FLAC__STREAM_METADATA_HEADER_LENGTH +
                        (
                                FLAC__STREAM_METADATA_STREAMINFO_MIN_BLOCK_SIZE_LEN +
@@ -2766,6 +2949,7 @@ void update_ogg_metadata_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
         */
        {
                const unsigned total_samples_byte_offset =
+                       FIRST_OGG_PACKET_STREAMINFO_PREFIX_LENGTH +
                        FLAC__STREAM_METADATA_HEADER_LENGTH +
                        (
                                FLAC__STREAM_METADATA_STREAMINFO_MIN_BLOCK_SIZE_LEN +
@@ -2797,6 +2981,7 @@ void update_ogg_metadata_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
         */
        {
                const unsigned min_framesize_offset =
+                       FIRST_OGG_PACKET_STREAMINFO_PREFIX_LENGTH +
                        FLAC__STREAM_METADATA_HEADER_LENGTH +
                        (
                                FLAC__STREAM_METADATA_STREAMINFO_MIN_BLOCK_SIZE_LEN +
@@ -2839,7 +3024,7 @@ void update_ogg_metadata_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
                        return; /* state already set */
                }
 
-               if(FLAC__STREAM_METADATA_HEADER_LENGTH + (18*encoder->private_->seek_table->num_points) > (unsigned)page.body_len) {
+               if((FLAC__STREAM_METADATA_HEADER_LENGTH + 18*encoder->private_->seek_table->num_points) != (unsigned)page.body_len) {
                        encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_OGG_ERROR;
                        simple_ogg_page__clear(&page);
                        return;
@@ -2869,11 +3054,6 @@ void update_ogg_metadata_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
                        x = encoder->private_->seek_table->points[i].frame_samples;
                        b[17] = (FLAC__byte)x; x >>= 8;
                        b[16] = (FLAC__byte)x; x >>= 8;
-                       if(encoder->private_->write_callback(encoder, b, 18, 0, 0, encoder->private_->client_data) != FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_WRITE_STATUS_OK) {
-                               encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_CLIENT_ERROR;
-                               simple_ogg_page__clear(&page);
-                               return;
-                       }
                        memcpy(p, b, 18);
                }
 
@@ -2884,9 +3064,11 @@ void update_ogg_metadata_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder)
                simple_ogg_page__clear(&page);
        }
 }
+#endif
 
-FLAC__bool process_frame_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_frame)
+FLAC__bool process_frame_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_fractional_block, FLAC__bool is_last_block)
 {
+       FLAC__uint16 crc;
        FLAC__ASSERT(encoder->protected_->state == FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_OK);
 
        /*
@@ -2900,7 +3082,7 @@ FLAC__bool process_frame_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_frame
        /*
         * Process the frame header and subframes into the frame bitbuffer
         */
-       if(!process_subframes_(encoder, is_last_frame)) {
+       if(!process_subframes_(encoder, is_fractional_block)) {
                /* the above function sets the state for us in case of an error */
                return false;
        }
@@ -2908,7 +3090,7 @@ FLAC__bool process_frame_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_frame
        /*
         * Zero-pad the frame to a byte_boundary
         */
-       if(!FLAC__bitbuffer_zero_pad_to_byte_boundary(encoder->private_->frame)) {
+       if(!FLAC__bitwriter_zero_pad_to_byte_boundary(encoder->private_->frame)) {
                encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_MEMORY_ALLOCATION_ERROR;
                return false;
        }
@@ -2916,13 +3098,19 @@ FLAC__bool process_frame_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_frame
        /*
         * CRC-16 the whole thing
         */
-       FLAC__ASSERT(FLAC__bitbuffer_is_byte_aligned(encoder->private_->frame));
-       FLAC__bitbuffer_write_raw_uint32(encoder->private_->frame, FLAC__bitbuffer_get_write_crc16(encoder->private_->frame), FLAC__FRAME_FOOTER_CRC_LEN);
+       FLAC__ASSERT(FLAC__bitwriter_is_byte_aligned(encoder->private_->frame));
+       if(
+               !FLAC__bitwriter_get_write_crc16(encoder->private_->frame, &crc) ||
+               !FLAC__bitwriter_write_raw_uint32(encoder->private_->frame, crc, FLAC__FRAME_FOOTER_CRC_LEN)
+       ) {
+               encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_MEMORY_ALLOCATION_ERROR;
+               return false;
+       }
 
        /*
         * Write it
         */
-       if(!write_bitbuffer_(encoder, encoder->protected_->blocksize)) {
+       if(!write_bitbuffer_(encoder, encoder->protected_->blocksize, is_last_block)) {
                /* the above function sets the state for us in case of an error */
                return false;
        }
@@ -2937,16 +3125,16 @@ FLAC__bool process_frame_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_frame
        return true;
 }
 
-FLAC__bool process_subframes_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_frame)
+FLAC__bool process_subframes_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_fractional_block)
 {
        FLAC__FrameHeader frame_header;
        unsigned channel, min_partition_order = encoder->protected_->min_residual_partition_order, max_partition_order;
-       FLAC__bool do_independent, do_mid_side, precompute_partition_sums;
+       FLAC__bool do_independent, do_mid_side;
 
        /*
         * Calculate the min,max Rice partition orders
         */
-       if(is_last_frame) {
+       if(is_fractional_block) {
                max_partition_order = 0;
        }
        else {
@@ -2955,15 +3143,9 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframes_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_f
        }
        min_partition_order = min(min_partition_order, max_partition_order);
 
-       precompute_partition_sums = encoder->private_->precompute_partition_sums && ((max_partition_order > min_partition_order) || encoder->protected_->do_escape_coding);
-
        /*
         * Setup the frame
         */
-       if(!FLAC__bitbuffer_clear(encoder->private_->frame)) {
-               encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_MEMORY_ALLOCATION_ERROR;
-               return false;
-       }
        frame_header.blocksize = encoder->protected_->blocksize;
        frame_header.sample_rate = encoder->protected_->sample_rate;
        frame_header.channels = encoder->protected_->channels;
@@ -3027,7 +3209,6 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframes_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_f
                                        encoder,
                                        min_partition_order,
                                        max_partition_order,
-                                       precompute_partition_sums,
                                        &frame_header,
                                        encoder->private_->subframe_bps[channel],
                                        encoder->private_->integer_signal[channel],
@@ -3057,7 +3238,6 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframes_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_f
                                        encoder,
                                        min_partition_order,
                                        max_partition_order,
-                                       precompute_partition_sums,
                                        &frame_header,
                                        encoder->private_->subframe_bps_mid_side[channel],
                                        encoder->private_->integer_signal_mid_side[channel],
@@ -3091,8 +3271,12 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframes_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_f
                else {
                        unsigned bits[4]; /* WATCHOUT - indexed by FLAC__ChannelAssignment */
                        unsigned min_bits;
-                       FLAC__ChannelAssignment ca;
+                       int ca;
 
+                       FLAC__ASSERT(FLAC__CHANNEL_ASSIGNMENT_INDEPENDENT == 0);
+                       FLAC__ASSERT(FLAC__CHANNEL_ASSIGNMENT_LEFT_SIDE   == 1);
+                       FLAC__ASSERT(FLAC__CHANNEL_ASSIGNMENT_RIGHT_SIDE  == 2);
+                       FLAC__ASSERT(FLAC__CHANNEL_ASSIGNMENT_MID_SIDE    == 3);
                        FLAC__ASSERT(do_independent && do_mid_side);
 
                        /* We have to figure out which channel assignent results in the smallest frame */
@@ -3101,10 +3285,12 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframes_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_f
                        bits[FLAC__CHANNEL_ASSIGNMENT_RIGHT_SIDE ] = encoder->private_->best_subframe_bits         [1] + encoder->private_->best_subframe_bits_mid_side[1];
                        bits[FLAC__CHANNEL_ASSIGNMENT_MID_SIDE   ] = encoder->private_->best_subframe_bits_mid_side[0] + encoder->private_->best_subframe_bits_mid_side[1];
 
-                       for(channel_assignment = (FLAC__ChannelAssignment)0, min_bits = bits[0], ca = (FLAC__ChannelAssignment)1; (int)ca <= 3; ca = (FLAC__ChannelAssignment)((int)ca + 1)) {
+                       channel_assignment = FLAC__CHANNEL_ASSIGNMENT_INDEPENDENT;
+                       min_bits = bits[channel_assignment];
+                       for(ca = 1; ca <= 3; ca++) {
                                if(bits[ca] < min_bits) {
                                        min_bits = bits[ca];
-                                       channel_assignment = ca;
+                                       channel_assignment = (FLAC__ChannelAssignment)ca;
                                }
                        }
                }
@@ -3159,9 +3345,9 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframes_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_f
                }
 
                /* note that encoder_add_subframe_ sets the state for us in case of an error */
-               if(!add_subframe_(encoder, &frame_header, left_bps , left_subframe , encoder->private_->frame))
+               if(!add_subframe_(encoder, frame_header.blocksize, left_bps , left_subframe , encoder->private_->frame))
                        return false;
-               if(!add_subframe_(encoder, &frame_header, right_bps, right_subframe, encoder->private_->frame))
+               if(!add_subframe_(encoder, frame_header.blocksize, right_bps, right_subframe, encoder->private_->frame))
                        return false;
        }
        else {
@@ -3171,7 +3357,7 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframes_(FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__bool is_last_f
                }
 
                for(channel = 0; channel < encoder->protected_->channels; channel++) {
-                       if(!add_subframe_(encoder, &frame_header, encoder->private_->subframe_bps[channel], &encoder->private_->subframe_workspace[channel][encoder->private_->best_subframe[channel]], encoder->private_->frame)) {
+                       if(!add_subframe_(encoder, frame_header.blocksize, encoder->private_->subframe_bps[channel], &encoder->private_->subframe_workspace[channel][encoder->private_->best_subframe[channel]], encoder->private_->frame)) {
                                /* the above function sets the state for us in case of an error */
                                return false;
                        }
@@ -3193,7 +3379,6 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframe_(
        FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder,
        unsigned min_partition_order,
        unsigned max_partition_order,
-       FLAC__bool precompute_partition_sums,
        const FLAC__FrameHeader *frame_header,
        unsigned subframe_bps,
        const FLAC__int32 integer_signal[],
@@ -3224,12 +3409,14 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframe_(
        unsigned _candidate_bits, _best_bits;
        unsigned _best_subframe;
 
+       FLAC__ASSERT(frame_header->blocksize > 0);
+
        /* verbatim subframe is the baseline against which we measure other compressed subframes */
        _best_subframe = 0;
        if(encoder->private_->disable_verbatim_subframes && frame_header->blocksize >= FLAC__MAX_FIXED_ORDER)
                _best_bits = UINT_MAX;
        else
-               _best_bits = evaluate_verbatim_subframe_(integer_signal, frame_header->blocksize, subframe_bps, subframe[_best_subframe]);
+               _best_bits = evaluate_verbatim_subframe_(encoder, integer_signal, frame_header->blocksize, subframe_bps, subframe[_best_subframe]);
 
        if(frame_header->blocksize >= FLAC__MAX_FIXED_ORDER) {
                unsigned signal_is_constant = false;
@@ -3254,7 +3441,7 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframe_(
                        }
                }
                if(signal_is_constant) {
-                       _candidate_bits = evaluate_constant_subframe_(integer_signal[0], subframe_bps, subframe[!_best_subframe]);
+                       _candidate_bits = evaluate_constant_subframe_(encoder, integer_signal[0], frame_header->blocksize, subframe_bps, subframe[!_best_subframe]);
                        if(_candidate_bits < _best_bits) {
                                _best_subframe = !_best_subframe;
                                _best_bits = _candidate_bits;
@@ -3270,6 +3457,8 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframe_(
                                else {
                                        min_fixed_order = max_fixed_order = guess_fixed_order;
                                }
+                               if(max_fixed_order >= frame_header->blocksize)
+                                       max_fixed_order = frame_header->blocksize - 1;
                                for(fixed_order = min_fixed_order; fixed_order <= max_fixed_order; fixed_order++) {
 #ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
                                        if(fixed_residual_bits_per_sample[fixed_order] >= (FLAC__float)subframe_bps)
@@ -3292,7 +3481,6 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframe_(
                                                        encoder,
                                                        integer_signal,
                                                        residual[!_best_subframe],
-                                                       encoder->private_->abs_residual,
                                                        encoder->private_->abs_residual_partition_sums,
                                                        encoder->private_->raw_bits_per_partition,
                                                        frame_header->blocksize,
@@ -3301,7 +3489,6 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframe_(
                                                        rice_parameter,
                                                        min_partition_order,
                                                        max_partition_order,
-                                                       precompute_partition_sums,
                                                        encoder->protected_->do_escape_coding,
                                                        encoder->protected_->rice_parameter_search_dist,
                                                        subframe[!_best_subframe],
@@ -3328,7 +3515,7 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframe_(
                                                encoder->private_->local_lpc_compute_autocorrelation(encoder->private_->windowed_signal, frame_header->blocksize, max_lpc_order+1, autoc);
                                                /* if autoc[0] == 0.0, the signal is constant and we usually won't get here, but it can happen */
                                                if(autoc[0] != 0.0) {
-                                                       FLAC__lpc_compute_lp_coefficients(autoc, max_lpc_order, encoder->private_->lp_coeff, lpc_error);
+                                                       FLAC__lpc_compute_lp_coefficients(autoc, &max_lpc_order, encoder->private_->lp_coeff, lpc_error);
                                                        if(encoder->protected_->do_exhaustive_model_search) {
                                                                min_lpc_order = 1;
                                                        }
@@ -3346,6 +3533,8 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframe_(
                                                                        );
                                                                min_lpc_order = max_lpc_order = guess_lpc_order;
                                                        }
+                                                       if(max_lpc_order >= frame_header->blocksize)
+                                                               max_lpc_order = frame_header->blocksize - 1;
                                                        for(lpc_order = min_lpc_order; lpc_order <= max_lpc_order; lpc_order++) {
                                                                lpc_residual_bits_per_sample = FLAC__lpc_compute_expected_bits_per_residual_sample(lpc_error[lpc_order-1], frame_header->blocksize-lpc_order);
                                                                if(lpc_residual_bits_per_sample >= (FLAC__double)subframe_bps)
@@ -3377,7 +3566,6 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframe_(
                                                                                        encoder,
                                                                                        integer_signal,
                                                                                        residual[!_best_subframe],
-                                                                                       encoder->private_->abs_residual,
                                                                                        encoder->private_->abs_residual_partition_sums,
                                                                                        encoder->private_->raw_bits_per_partition,
                                                                                        encoder->private_->lp_coeff[lpc_order-1],
@@ -3388,7 +3576,6 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframe_(
                                                                                        rice_parameter,
                                                                                        min_partition_order,
                                                                                        max_partition_order,
-                                                                                       precompute_partition_sums,
                                                                                        encoder->protected_->do_escape_coding,
                                                                                        encoder->protected_->rice_parameter_search_dist,
                                                                                        subframe[!_best_subframe],
@@ -3413,7 +3600,7 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframe_(
        /* under rare circumstances this can happen when all but lpc subframe types are disabled: */
        if(_best_bits == UINT_MAX) {
                FLAC__ASSERT(_best_subframe == 0);
-               _best_bits = evaluate_verbatim_subframe_(integer_signal, frame_header->blocksize, subframe_bps, subframe[_best_subframe]);
+               _best_bits = evaluate_verbatim_subframe_(encoder, integer_signal, frame_header->blocksize, subframe_bps, subframe[_best_subframe]);
        }
 
        *best_subframe = _best_subframe;
@@ -3424,10 +3611,10 @@ FLAC__bool process_subframe_(
 
 FLAC__bool add_subframe_(
        FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder,
-       const FLAC__FrameHeader *frame_header,
+       unsigned blocksize,
        unsigned subframe_bps,
        const FLAC__Subframe *subframe,
-       FLAC__BitBuffer *frame
+       FLAC__BitWriter *frame
 )
 {
        switch(subframe->type) {
@@ -3438,19 +3625,19 @@ FLAC__bool add_subframe_(
                        }
                        break;
                case FLAC__SUBFRAME_TYPE_FIXED:
-                       if(!FLAC__subframe_add_fixed(&(subframe->data.fixed), frame_header->blocksize - subframe->data.fixed.order, subframe_bps, subframe->wasted_bits, frame)) {
+                       if(!FLAC__subframe_add_fixed(&(subframe->data.fixed), blocksize - subframe->data.fixed.order, subframe_bps, subframe->wasted_bits, frame)) {
                                encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_FRAMING_ERROR;
                                return false;
                        }
                        break;
                case FLAC__SUBFRAME_TYPE_LPC:
-                       if(!FLAC__subframe_add_lpc(&(subframe->data.lpc), frame_header->blocksize - subframe->data.lpc.order, subframe_bps, subframe->wasted_bits, frame)) {
+                       if(!FLAC__subframe_add_lpc(&(subframe->data.lpc), blocksize - subframe->data.lpc.order, subframe_bps, subframe->wasted_bits, frame)) {
                                encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_FRAMING_ERROR;
                                return false;
                        }
                        break;
                case FLAC__SUBFRAME_TYPE_VERBATIM:
-                       if(!FLAC__subframe_add_verbatim(&(subframe->data.verbatim), frame_header->blocksize, subframe_bps, subframe->wasted_bits, frame)) {
+                       if(!FLAC__subframe_add_verbatim(&(subframe->data.verbatim), blocksize, subframe_bps, subframe->wasted_bits, frame)) {
                                encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_FRAMING_ERROR;
                                return false;
                        }
@@ -3462,23 +3649,64 @@ FLAC__bool add_subframe_(
        return true;
 }
 
+#define SPOTCHECK_ESTIMATE 0
+#if SPOTCHECK_ESTIMATE
+static void spotcheck_subframe_estimate_(
+       FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder,
+       unsigned blocksize,
+       unsigned subframe_bps,
+       const FLAC__Subframe *subframe,
+       unsigned estimate
+)
+{
+       FLAC__bool ret;
+       FLAC__BitWriter *frame = FLAC__bitwriter_new();
+       if(frame == 0) {
+               fprintf(stderr, "EST: can't allocate frame\n");
+               return;
+       }
+       if(!FLAC__bitwriter_init(frame)) {
+               fprintf(stderr, "EST: can't init frame\n");
+               return;
+       }
+       ret = add_subframe_(encoder, blocksize, subframe_bps, subframe, frame);
+       FLAC__ASSERT(ret);
+       {
+               const unsigned actual = FLAC__bitwriter_get_input_bits_unconsumed(frame);
+               if(estimate != actual)
+                       fprintf(stderr, "EST: bad, frame#%u sub#%%d type=%8s est=%u, actual=%u, delta=%d\n", encoder->private_->current_frame_number, FLAC__SubframeTypeString[subframe->type], estimate, actual, (int)actual-(int)estimate);
+       }
+       FLAC__bitwriter_delete(frame);
+}
+#endif
+
 unsigned evaluate_constant_subframe_(
+       FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder,
        const FLAC__int32 signal,
+       unsigned blocksize,
        unsigned subframe_bps,
        FLAC__Subframe *subframe
 )
 {
+       unsigned estimate;
        subframe->type = FLAC__SUBFRAME_TYPE_CONSTANT;
        subframe->data.constant.value = signal;
 
-       return FLAC__SUBFRAME_ZERO_PAD_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_TYPE_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_WASTED_BITS_FLAG_LEN + subframe_bps;
+       estimate = FLAC__SUBFRAME_ZERO_PAD_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_TYPE_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_WASTED_BITS_FLAG_LEN + subframe->wasted_bits + subframe_bps;
+
+#if SPOTCHECK_ESTIMATE
+       spotcheck_subframe_estimate_(encoder, blocksize, subframe_bps, subframe, estimate);
+#else
+       (void)encoder, (void)blocksize;
+#endif
+
+       return estimate;
 }
 
 unsigned evaluate_fixed_subframe_(
        FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder,
        const FLAC__int32 signal[],
        FLAC__int32 residual[],
-       FLAC__uint32 abs_residual[],
        FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sums[],
        unsigned raw_bits_per_partition[],
        unsigned blocksize,
@@ -3487,14 +3715,13 @@ unsigned evaluate_fixed_subframe_(
        unsigned rice_parameter,
        unsigned min_partition_order,
        unsigned max_partition_order,
-       FLAC__bool precompute_partition_sums,
        FLAC__bool do_escape_coding,
        unsigned rice_parameter_search_dist,
        FLAC__Subframe *subframe,
        FLAC__EntropyCodingMethod_PartitionedRiceContents *partitioned_rice_contents
 )
 {
-       unsigned i, residual_bits;
+       unsigned i, residual_bits, estimate;
        const unsigned residual_samples = blocksize - order;
 
        FLAC__fixed_compute_residual(signal+order, residual_samples, order, residual);
@@ -3509,7 +3736,6 @@ unsigned evaluate_fixed_subframe_(
                find_best_partition_order_(
                        encoder->private_,
                        residual,
-                       abs_residual,
                        abs_residual_partition_sums,
                        raw_bits_per_partition,
                        residual_samples,
@@ -3517,7 +3743,7 @@ unsigned evaluate_fixed_subframe_(
                        rice_parameter,
                        min_partition_order,
                        max_partition_order,
-                       precompute_partition_sums,
+                       subframe_bps,
                        do_escape_coding,
                        rice_parameter_search_dist,
                        &subframe->data.fixed.entropy_coding_method.data.partitioned_rice
@@ -3527,7 +3753,13 @@ unsigned evaluate_fixed_subframe_(
        for(i = 0; i < order; i++)
                subframe->data.fixed.warmup[i] = signal[i];
 
-       return FLAC__SUBFRAME_ZERO_PAD_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_TYPE_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_WASTED_BITS_FLAG_LEN + (order * subframe_bps) + residual_bits;
+       estimate = FLAC__SUBFRAME_ZERO_PAD_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_TYPE_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_WASTED_BITS_FLAG_LEN + subframe->wasted_bits + (order * subframe_bps) + residual_bits;
+
+#if SPOTCHECK_ESTIMATE
+       spotcheck_subframe_estimate_(encoder, blocksize, subframe_bps, subframe, estimate);
+#endif
+
+       return estimate;
 }
 
 #ifndef FLAC__INTEGER_ONLY_LIBRARY
@@ -3535,7 +3767,6 @@ unsigned evaluate_lpc_subframe_(
        FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder,
        const FLAC__int32 signal[],
        FLAC__int32 residual[],
-       FLAC__uint32 abs_residual[],
        FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sums[],
        unsigned raw_bits_per_partition[],
        const FLAC__real lp_coeff[],
@@ -3546,7 +3777,6 @@ unsigned evaluate_lpc_subframe_(
        unsigned rice_parameter,
        unsigned min_partition_order,
        unsigned max_partition_order,
-       FLAC__bool precompute_partition_sums,
        FLAC__bool do_escape_coding,
        unsigned rice_parameter_search_dist,
        FLAC__Subframe *subframe,
@@ -3554,7 +3784,7 @@ unsigned evaluate_lpc_subframe_(
 )
 {
        FLAC__int32 qlp_coeff[FLAC__MAX_LPC_ORDER];
-       unsigned i, residual_bits;
+       unsigned i, residual_bits, estimate;
        int quantization, ret;
        const unsigned residual_samples = blocksize - order;
 
@@ -3587,7 +3817,6 @@ unsigned evaluate_lpc_subframe_(
                find_best_partition_order_(
                        encoder->private_,
                        residual,
-                       abs_residual,
                        abs_residual_partition_sums,
                        raw_bits_per_partition,
                        residual_samples,
@@ -3595,10 +3824,10 @@ unsigned evaluate_lpc_subframe_(
                        rice_parameter,
                        min_partition_order,
                        max_partition_order,
-                       precompute_partition_sums,
+                       subframe_bps,
                        do_escape_coding,
                        rice_parameter_search_dist,
-                       &subframe->data.fixed.entropy_coding_method.data.partitioned_rice
+                       &subframe->data.lpc.entropy_coding_method.data.partitioned_rice
                );
 
        subframe->data.lpc.order = order;
@@ -3608,28 +3837,44 @@ unsigned evaluate_lpc_subframe_(
        for(i = 0; i < order; i++)
                subframe->data.lpc.warmup[i] = signal[i];
 
-       return FLAC__SUBFRAME_ZERO_PAD_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_TYPE_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_WASTED_BITS_FLAG_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_LPC_QLP_COEFF_PRECISION_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_LPC_QLP_SHIFT_LEN + (order * (qlp_coeff_precision + subframe_bps)) + residual_bits;
+       estimate = FLAC__SUBFRAME_ZERO_PAD_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_TYPE_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_WASTED_BITS_FLAG_LEN + subframe->wasted_bits + FLAC__SUBFRAME_LPC_QLP_COEFF_PRECISION_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_LPC_QLP_SHIFT_LEN + (order * (qlp_coeff_precision + subframe_bps)) + residual_bits;
+
+#if SPOTCHECK_ESTIMATE
+       spotcheck_subframe_estimate_(encoder, blocksize, subframe_bps, subframe, estimate);
+#endif
+
+       return estimate;
 }
 #endif
 
 unsigned evaluate_verbatim_subframe_(
+       FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder,
        const FLAC__int32 signal[],
        unsigned blocksize,
        unsigned subframe_bps,
        FLAC__Subframe *subframe
 )
 {
+       unsigned estimate;
+
        subframe->type = FLAC__SUBFRAME_TYPE_VERBATIM;
 
        subframe->data.verbatim.data = signal;
 
-       return FLAC__SUBFRAME_ZERO_PAD_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_TYPE_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_WASTED_BITS_FLAG_LEN + (blocksize * subframe_bps);
+       estimate = FLAC__SUBFRAME_ZERO_PAD_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_TYPE_LEN + FLAC__SUBFRAME_WASTED_BITS_FLAG_LEN + subframe->wasted_bits + (blocksize * subframe_bps);
+
+#if SPOTCHECK_ESTIMATE
+       spotcheck_subframe_estimate_(encoder, blocksize, subframe_bps, subframe, estimate);
+#else
+       (void)encoder;
+#endif
+
+       return estimate;
 }
 
 unsigned find_best_partition_order_(
        FLAC__StreamEncoderPrivate *private_,
        const FLAC__int32 residual[],
-       FLAC__uint32 abs_residual[],
        FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sums[],
        unsigned raw_bits_per_partition[],
        unsigned residual_samples,
@@ -3637,41 +3882,34 @@ unsigned find_best_partition_order_(
        unsigned rice_parameter,
        unsigned min_partition_order,
        unsigned max_partition_order,
-       FLAC__bool precompute_partition_sums,
+       unsigned bps,
        FLAC__bool do_escape_coding,
        unsigned rice_parameter_search_dist,
        FLAC__EntropyCodingMethod_PartitionedRice *best_partitioned_rice
 )
 {
-       FLAC__int32 r;
        unsigned residual_bits, best_residual_bits = 0;
-       unsigned residual_sample;
        unsigned best_parameters_index = 0;
        const unsigned blocksize = residual_samples + predictor_order;
 
-       /* compute abs(residual) for use later */
-       for(residual_sample = 0; residual_sample < residual_samples; residual_sample++) {
-               r = residual[residual_sample];
-               abs_residual[residual_sample] = (FLAC__uint32)(r<0? -r : r);
-       }
-
        max_partition_order = FLAC__format_get_max_rice_partition_order_from_blocksize_limited_max_and_predictor_order(max_partition_order, blocksize, predictor_order);
        min_partition_order = min(min_partition_order, max_partition_order);
 
-       if(precompute_partition_sums) {
-               int partition_order;
-               unsigned sum;
+       precompute_partition_info_sums_(residual, abs_residual_partition_sums, residual_samples, predictor_order, min_partition_order, max_partition_order, bps);
 
-               precompute_partition_info_sums_(abs_residual, abs_residual_partition_sums, residual_samples, predictor_order, min_partition_order, max_partition_order);
+       if(do_escape_coding)
+               precompute_partition_info_escapes_(residual, raw_bits_per_partition, residual_samples, predictor_order, min_partition_order, max_partition_order);
 
-               if(do_escape_coding)
-                       precompute_partition_info_escapes_(residual, raw_bits_per_partition, residual_samples, predictor_order, min_partition_order, max_partition_order);
+       {
+               int partition_order;
+               unsigned sum;
 
                for(partition_order = (int)max_partition_order, sum = 0; partition_order >= (int)min_partition_order; partition_order--) {
-#ifdef DONT_ESTIMATE_RICE_BITS
                        if(!
-                               set_partitioned_rice_with_precompute_(
+                               set_partitioned_rice_(
+#ifdef EXACT_RICE_BITS_CALCULATION
                                        residual,
+#endif
                                        abs_residual_partition_sums+sum,
                                        raw_bits_per_partition+sum,
                                        residual_samples,
@@ -3684,23 +3922,6 @@ unsigned find_best_partition_order_(
                                        &residual_bits
                                )
                        )
-#else
-                       if(!
-                               set_partitioned_rice_with_precompute_(
-                                       abs_residual,
-                                       abs_residual_partition_sums+sum,
-                                       raw_bits_per_partition+sum,
-                                       residual_samples,
-                                       predictor_order,
-                                       rice_parameter,
-                                       rice_parameter_search_dist,
-                                       (unsigned)partition_order,
-                                       do_escape_coding,
-                                       &private_->partitioned_rice_contents_extra[!best_parameters_index],
-                                       &residual_bits
-                               )
-                       )
-#endif
                        {
                                FLAC__ASSERT(best_residual_bits != 0);
                                break;
@@ -3713,48 +3934,6 @@ unsigned find_best_partition_order_(
                        }
                }
        }
-       else {
-               unsigned partition_order;
-               for(partition_order = min_partition_order; partition_order <= max_partition_order; partition_order++) {
-#ifdef DONT_ESTIMATE_RICE_BITS
-                       if(!
-                               set_partitioned_rice_(
-                                       abs_residual,
-                                       residual,
-                                       residual_samples,
-                                       predictor_order,
-                                       rice_parameter,
-                                       rice_parameter_search_dist,
-                                       partition_order,
-                                       &private_->partitioned_rice_contents_extra[!best_parameters_index],
-                                       &residual_bits
-                               )
-                       )
-#else
-                       if(!
-                               set_partitioned_rice_(
-                                       abs_residual,
-                                       residual_samples,
-                                       predictor_order,
-                                       rice_parameter,
-                                       rice_parameter_search_dist,
-                                       partition_order,
-                                       &private_->partitioned_rice_contents_extra[!best_parameters_index],
-                                       &residual_bits
-                               )
-                       )
-#endif
-                       {
-                               FLAC__ASSERT(best_residual_bits != 0);
-                               break;
-                       }
-                       if(best_residual_bits == 0 || residual_bits < best_residual_bits) {
-                               best_residual_bits = residual_bits;
-                               best_parameters_index = !best_parameters_index;
-                               best_partitioned_rice->order = partition_order;
-                       }
-               }
-       }
 
        /*
         * We are allowed to de-const the pointer based on our special knowledge;
@@ -3771,55 +3950,59 @@ unsigned find_best_partition_order_(
 }
 
 void precompute_partition_info_sums_(
-       const FLAC__uint32 abs_residual[],
+       const FLAC__int32 residual[],
        FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sums[],
        unsigned residual_samples,
        unsigned predictor_order,
        unsigned min_partition_order,
-       unsigned max_partition_order
+       unsigned max_partition_order,
+       unsigned bps
 )
 {
        int partition_order;
        unsigned from_partition, to_partition = 0;
        const unsigned blocksize = residual_samples + predictor_order;
+       const unsigned partitions = 1u << max_partition_order;
+       const unsigned default_partition_samples = blocksize >> max_partition_order;
+       unsigned partition, end, residual_sample;
+
+       FLAC__ASSERT(default_partition_samples > predictor_order);
 
        /* first do max_partition_order */
-       for(partition_order = (int)max_partition_order; partition_order >= 0; partition_order--) {
-               FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sum;
-               FLAC__uint32 abs_r;
-               unsigned partition, partition_sample, partition_samples, residual_sample;
-               const unsigned partitions = 1u << partition_order;
-               const unsigned default_partition_samples = blocksize >> partition_order;
+       if(FLAC__bitmath_ilog2(default_partition_samples) + bps < 32) { /* very slightly pessimistic but still catches all common cases */
+               FLAC__uint32 abs_residual_partition_sum;
 
-               FLAC__ASSERT(default_partition_samples > predictor_order);
+               end = (unsigned)(-(int)predictor_order);
+               for(partition = residual_sample = 0; partition < partitions; partition++) {
+                       end += default_partition_samples;
+                       abs_residual_partition_sum = 0;
+                       for( ; residual_sample < end; residual_sample++)
+                               abs_residual_partition_sum += abs(residual[residual_sample]); /* abs(INT_MIN) is undefined, but if the residual is INT_MIN we have bigger problems */
+                       abs_residual_partition_sums[partition] = abs_residual_partition_sum;
+               }
+       }
+       else { /* have to pessimistically use 64 bits for accumulator */
+               FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sum;
 
+               end = (unsigned)(-(int)predictor_order);
                for(partition = residual_sample = 0; partition < partitions; partition++) {
-                       partition_samples = default_partition_samples;
-                       if(partition == 0)
-                               partition_samples -= predictor_order;
+                       end += default_partition_samples;
                        abs_residual_partition_sum = 0;
-                       for(partition_sample = 0; partition_sample < partition_samples; partition_sample++) {
-                               abs_r = abs_residual[residual_sample];
-                               abs_residual_partition_sum += abs_r;
-                               residual_sample++;
-                       }
+                       for( ; residual_sample < end; residual_sample++)
+                               abs_residual_partition_sum += abs(residual[residual_sample]); /* abs(INT_MIN) is undefined, but if the residual is INT_MIN we have bigger problems */
                        abs_residual_partition_sums[partition] = abs_residual_partition_sum;
                }
-               to_partition = partitions;
-               break;
        }
 
        /* now merge partitions for lower orders */
-       for(from_partition = 0, --partition_order; partition_order >= (int)min_partition_order; partition_order--) {
-               FLAC__uint64 s;
+       for(from_partition = 0, to_partition = partitions, partition_order = (int)max_partition_order - 1; partition_order >= (int)min_partition_order; partition_order--) {
                unsigned i;
                const unsigned partitions = 1u << partition_order;
                for(i = 0; i < partitions; i++) {
-                       s = abs_residual_partition_sums[from_partition];
-                       from_partition++;
-                       abs_residual_partition_sums[to_partition] = s + abs_residual_partition_sums[from_partition];
-                       from_partition++;
-                       to_partition++;
+                       abs_residual_partition_sums[to_partition++] =
+                               abs_residual_partition_sums[from_partition  ] +
+                               abs_residual_partition_sums[from_partition+1];
+                       from_partition += 2;
                }
        }
 }
@@ -3839,8 +4022,8 @@ void precompute_partition_info_escapes_(
 
        /* first do max_partition_order */
        for(partition_order = (int)max_partition_order; partition_order >= 0; partition_order--) {
-               FLAC__int32 r, residual_partition_min, residual_partition_max;
-               unsigned silog2_min, silog2_max;
+               FLAC__int32 r;
+               FLAC__uint32 rmax;
                unsigned partition, partition_sample, partition_samples, residual_sample;
                const unsigned partitions = 1u << partition_order;
                const unsigned default_partition_samples = blocksize >> partition_order;
@@ -3851,18 +4034,17 @@ void precompute_partition_info_escapes_(
                        partition_samples = default_partition_samples;
                        if(partition == 0)
                                partition_samples -= predictor_order;
-                       residual_partition_min = residual_partition_max = 0;
+                       rmax = 0;
                        for(partition_sample = 0; partition_sample < partition_samples; partition_sample++) {
-                               r = residual[residual_sample];
-                               if(r < residual_partition_min)
-                                       residual_partition_min = r;
-                               else if(r > residual_partition_max)
-                                       residual_partition_max = r;
-                               residual_sample++;
+                               r = residual[residual_sample++];
+                               /* OPT: maybe faster: rmax |= r ^ (r>>31) */
+                               if(r < 0)
+                                       rmax |= ~r;
+                               else
+                                       rmax |= r;
                        }
-                       silog2_min = FLAC__bitmath_silog2(residual_partition_min);
-                       silog2_max = FLAC__bitmath_silog2(residual_partition_max);
-                       raw_bits_per_partition[partition] = max(silog2_min, silog2_max);
+                       /* now we know all residual values are in the range [-rmax-1,rmax] */
+                       raw_bits_per_partition[partition] = rmax? FLAC__bitmath_ilog2(rmax) + 2 : 1;
                }
                to_partition = partitions;
                break; /*@@@ yuck, should remove the 'for' loop instead */
@@ -3883,189 +4065,51 @@ void precompute_partition_info_escapes_(
        }
 }
 
-#ifdef VARIABLE_RICE_BITS
-#undef VARIABLE_RICE_BITS
-#endif
-#ifndef DONT_ESTIMATE_RICE_BITS
-#define VARIABLE_RICE_BITS(value, parameter) ((value) >> (parameter))
-#endif
-
-#ifdef DONT_ESTIMATE_RICE_BITS
-FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_(
-       const FLAC__uint32 abs_residual[],
-       const FLAC__int32 residual[],
-       const unsigned residual_samples,
-       const unsigned predictor_order,
-       const unsigned suggested_rice_parameter,
-       const unsigned rice_parameter_search_dist,
-       const unsigned partition_order,
-       FLAC__EntropyCodingMethod_PartitionedRiceContents *partitioned_rice_contents,
-       unsigned *bits
+#ifdef EXACT_RICE_BITS_CALCULATION
+static FLaC__INLINE unsigned count_rice_bits_in_partition_(
+       const unsigned rice_parameter,
+       const unsigned partition_samples,
+       const FLAC__int32 *residual
 )
+{
+       unsigned i, partition_bits =
+               FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_PARAMETER_LEN +
+               (1+rice_parameter) * partition_samples /* 1 for unary stop bit + rice_parameter for the binary portion */
+       ;
+       for(i = 0; i < partition_samples; i++)
+               partition_bits += ( (FLAC__uint32)((residual[i]<<1)^(residual[i]>>31)) >> rice_parameter );
+       return partition_bits;
+}
 #else
-FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_(
-       const FLAC__uint32 abs_residual[],
-       const unsigned residual_samples,
-       const unsigned predictor_order,
-       const unsigned suggested_rice_parameter,
-       const unsigned rice_parameter_search_dist,
-       const unsigned partition_order,
-       FLAC__EntropyCodingMethod_PartitionedRiceContents *partitioned_rice_contents,
-       unsigned *bits
+static FLaC__INLINE unsigned count_rice_bits_in_partition_(
+       const unsigned rice_parameter,
+       const unsigned partition_samples,
+       const FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sum
 )
-#endif
 {
-       unsigned rice_parameter, partition_bits;
-#ifndef NO_RICE_SEARCH
-       unsigned best_partition_bits;
-       unsigned min_rice_parameter, max_rice_parameter, best_rice_parameter = 0;
-#endif
-       unsigned bits_ = FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_TYPE_LEN + FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ORDER_LEN;
-       unsigned *parameters;
-
-       FLAC__ASSERT(suggested_rice_parameter < FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ESCAPE_PARAMETER);
-
-       FLAC__format_entropy_coding_method_partitioned_rice_contents_ensure_size(partitioned_rice_contents, max(6, partition_order));
-       parameters = partitioned_rice_contents->parameters;
-
-       if(partition_order == 0) {
-               unsigned i;
-
-#ifndef NO_RICE_SEARCH
-               if(rice_parameter_search_dist) {
-                       if(suggested_rice_parameter < rice_parameter_search_dist)
-                               min_rice_parameter = 0;
-                       else
-                               min_rice_parameter = suggested_rice_parameter - rice_parameter_search_dist;
-                       max_rice_parameter = suggested_rice_parameter + rice_parameter_search_dist;
-                       if(max_rice_parameter >= FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ESCAPE_PARAMETER) {
-#ifdef DEBUG_VERBOSE
-                               fprintf(stderr, "clipping rice_parameter (%u -> %u) @2\n", max_rice_parameter, FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ESCAPE_PARAMETER - 1);
-#endif
-                               max_rice_parameter = FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ESCAPE_PARAMETER - 1;
-                       }
-               }
-               else
-                       min_rice_parameter = max_rice_parameter = suggested_rice_parameter;
-
-               best_partition_bits = 0xffffffff;
-               for(rice_parameter = min_rice_parameter; rice_parameter <= max_rice_parameter; rice_parameter++) {
-#endif
-#ifdef VARIABLE_RICE_BITS
-                       const unsigned rice_parameter_estimate = rice_parameter-1;
-                       partition_bits = (1+rice_parameter) * residual_samples;
-#else
-                       partition_bits = 0;
-#endif
-                       partition_bits += FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_PARAMETER_LEN;
-                       for(i = 0; i < residual_samples; i++) {
-#ifdef VARIABLE_RICE_BITS
-                               partition_bits += VARIABLE_RICE_BITS(abs_residual[i], rice_parameter_estimate);
-#else
-                               partition_bits += FLAC__bitbuffer_rice_bits(residual[i], rice_parameter); /* NOTE: we will need to pass in residual[] in addition to abs_residual[] */
-#endif
-                       }
-#ifndef NO_RICE_SEARCH
-                       if(partition_bits < best_partition_bits) {
-                               best_rice_parameter = rice_parameter;
-                               best_partition_bits = partition_bits;
-                       }
-               }
-#endif
-               parameters[0] = best_rice_parameter;
-               bits_ += best_partition_bits;
-       }
-       else {
-               unsigned partition, residual_sample, save_residual_sample, partition_sample;
-               unsigned partition_samples;
-               FLAC__uint64 mean, k;
-               const unsigned partitions = 1u << partition_order;
-               for(partition = residual_sample = 0; partition < partitions; partition++) {
-                       partition_samples = (residual_samples+predictor_order) >> partition_order;
-                       if(partition == 0) {
-                               if(partition_samples <= predictor_order)
-                                       return false;
-                               else
-                                       partition_samples -= predictor_order;
-                       }
-                       mean = 0;
-                       save_residual_sample = residual_sample;
-                       for(partition_sample = 0; partition_sample < partition_samples; residual_sample++, partition_sample++)
-                               mean += abs_residual[residual_sample];
-                       residual_sample = save_residual_sample;
-                       /* we are basically calculating the size in bits of the
-                        * average residual magnitude in the partition:
-                        *   rice_parameter = floor(log2(mean/partition_samples))
-                        * 'mean' is not a good name for the variable, it is
-                        * actually the sum of magnitudes of all residual values
-                        * in the partition, so the actual mean is
-                        * mean/partition_samples
-                        */
-                       for(rice_parameter = 0, k = partition_samples; k < mean; rice_parameter++, k <<= 1)
-                               ;
-                       if(rice_parameter >= FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ESCAPE_PARAMETER) {
-#ifdef DEBUG_VERBOSE
-                               fprintf(stderr, "clipping rice_parameter (%u -> %u) @3\n", rice_parameter, FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ESCAPE_PARAMETER - 1);
-#endif
-                               rice_parameter = FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ESCAPE_PARAMETER - 1;
-                       }
-
-#ifndef NO_RICE_SEARCH
-                       if(rice_parameter_search_dist) {
-                               if(rice_parameter < rice_parameter_search_dist)
-                                       min_rice_parameter = 0;
-                               else
-                                       min_rice_parameter = rice_parameter - rice_parameter_search_dist;
-                               max_rice_parameter = rice_parameter + rice_parameter_search_dist;
-                               if(max_rice_parameter >= FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ESCAPE_PARAMETER) {
-#ifdef DEBUG_VERBOSE
-                                       fprintf(stderr, "clipping rice_parameter (%u -> %u) @4\n", max_rice_parameter, FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ESCAPE_PARAMETER - 1);
-#endif
-                                       max_rice_parameter = FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ESCAPE_PARAMETER - 1;
-                               }
-                       }
-                       else
-                               min_rice_parameter = max_rice_parameter = rice_parameter;
-
-                       best_partition_bits = 0xffffffff;
-                       for(rice_parameter = min_rice_parameter; rice_parameter <= max_rice_parameter; rice_parameter++) {
-#endif
-#ifdef VARIABLE_RICE_BITS
-                               const unsigned rice_parameter_estimate = rice_parameter-1;
-                               partition_bits = (1+rice_parameter) * partition_samples;
-#else
-                               partition_bits = 0;
-#endif
-                               partition_bits += FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_PARAMETER_LEN;
-                               save_residual_sample = residual_sample;
-                               for(partition_sample = 0; partition_sample < partition_samples; residual_sample++, partition_sample++) {
-#ifdef VARIABLE_RICE_BITS
-                                       partition_bits += VARIABLE_RICE_BITS(abs_residual[residual_sample], rice_parameter_estimate);
-#else
-                                       partition_bits += FLAC__bitbuffer_rice_bits(residual[residual_sample], rice_parameter); /* NOTE: we will need to pass in residual[] in addition to abs_residual[] */
-#endif
-                               }
-#ifndef NO_RICE_SEARCH
-                               if(rice_parameter != max_rice_parameter)
-                                       residual_sample = save_residual_sample;
-                               if(partition_bits < best_partition_bits) {
-                                       best_rice_parameter = rice_parameter;
-                                       best_partition_bits = partition_bits;
-                               }
-                       }
-#endif
-                       parameters[partition] = best_rice_parameter;
-                       bits_ += best_partition_bits;
-               }
-       }
-
-       *bits = bits_;
-       return true;
+       return
+               FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_PARAMETER_LEN +
+               (1+rice_parameter) * partition_samples + /* 1 for unary stop bit + rice_parameter for the binary portion */
+               (
+                       rice_parameter?
+                               (unsigned)(abs_residual_partition_sum >> (rice_parameter-1)) /* rice_parameter-1 because the real coder sign-folds instead of using a sign bit */
+                               : (unsigned)(abs_residual_partition_sum << 1) /* can't shift by negative number, so reverse */
+               )
+               - (partition_samples >> 1)
+               /* -(partition_samples>>1) to subtract out extra contributions to the abs_residual_partition_sum.
+                * The actual number of bits used is closer to the sum(for all i in the partition) of  abs(residual[i])>>(rice_parameter-1)
+                * By using the abs_residual_partition sum, we also add in bits in the LSBs that would normally be shifted out.
+                * So the subtraction term tries to guess how many extra bits were contributed.
+                * If the LSBs are randomly distributed, this should average to 0.5 extra bits per sample.
+                */
+       ;
 }
+#endif
 
-#ifdef DONT_ESTIMATE_RICE_BITS
-FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_with_precompute_(
+FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_(
+#ifdef EXACT_RICE_BITS_CALCULATION
        const FLAC__int32 residual[],
+#endif
        const FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sums[],
        const unsigned raw_bits_per_partition[],
        const unsigned residual_samples,
@@ -4077,30 +4121,16 @@ FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_with_precompute_(
        FLAC__EntropyCodingMethod_PartitionedRiceContents *partitioned_rice_contents,
        unsigned *bits
 )
-#else
-FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_with_precompute_(
-       const FLAC__uint32 abs_residual[],
-       const FLAC__uint64 abs_residual_partition_sums[],
-       const unsigned raw_bits_per_partition[],
-       const unsigned residual_samples,
-       const unsigned predictor_order,
-       const unsigned suggested_rice_parameter,
-       const unsigned rice_parameter_search_dist,
-       const unsigned partition_order,
-       const FLAC__bool search_for_escapes,
-       FLAC__EntropyCodingMethod_PartitionedRiceContents *partitioned_rice_contents,
-       unsigned *bits
-)
-#endif
 {
        unsigned rice_parameter, partition_bits;
-#ifndef NO_RICE_SEARCH
-       unsigned best_partition_bits;
-       unsigned min_rice_parameter, max_rice_parameter, best_rice_parameter = 0;
-#endif
-       unsigned flat_bits;
+       unsigned best_partition_bits, best_rice_parameter = 0;
        unsigned bits_ = FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_TYPE_LEN + FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ORDER_LEN;
        unsigned *parameters, *raw_bits;
+#ifdef ENABLE_RICE_PARAMETER_SEARCH
+       unsigned min_rice_parameter, max_rice_parameter;
+#else
+       (void)rice_parameter_search_dist;
+#endif
 
        FLAC__ASSERT(suggested_rice_parameter < FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ESCAPE_PARAMETER);
 
@@ -4109,9 +4139,8 @@ FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_with_precompute_(
        raw_bits = partitioned_rice_contents->raw_bits;
 
        if(partition_order == 0) {
-               unsigned i;
-
-#ifndef NO_RICE_SEARCH
+               best_partition_bits = 0xffffffff;
+#ifdef ENABLE_RICE_PARAMETER_SEARCH
                if(rice_parameter_search_dist) {
                        if(suggested_rice_parameter < rice_parameter_search_dist)
                                min_rice_parameter = 0;
@@ -4128,43 +4157,35 @@ FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_with_precompute_(
                else
                        min_rice_parameter = max_rice_parameter = suggested_rice_parameter;
 
-               best_partition_bits = 0xffffffff;
                for(rice_parameter = min_rice_parameter; rice_parameter <= max_rice_parameter; rice_parameter++) {
-#endif
-#ifdef VARIABLE_RICE_BITS
-                       const unsigned rice_parameter_estimate = rice_parameter-1;
-                       partition_bits = (1+rice_parameter) * residual_samples;
 #else
-                       partition_bits = 0;
+                       rice_parameter = suggested_rice_parameter;
 #endif
-                       partition_bits += FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_PARAMETER_LEN;
-                       for(i = 0; i < residual_samples; i++) {
-#ifdef VARIABLE_RICE_BITS
-                               partition_bits += VARIABLE_RICE_BITS(abs_residual[i], rice_parameter_estimate);
+#ifdef EXACT_RICE_BITS_CALCULATION
+                       partition_bits = count_rice_bits_in_partition_(rice_parameter, residual_samples, residual);
 #else
-                               partition_bits += FLAC__bitbuffer_rice_bits(residual[i], rice_parameter); /* NOTE: we will need to pass in residual[] instead of abs_residual[] */
+                       partition_bits = count_rice_bits_in_partition_(rice_parameter, residual_samples, abs_residual_partition_sums[0]);
 #endif
-                       }
-#ifndef NO_RICE_SEARCH
                        if(partition_bits < best_partition_bits) {
                                best_rice_parameter = rice_parameter;
                                best_partition_bits = partition_bits;
                        }
+#ifdef ENABLE_RICE_PARAMETER_SEARCH
                }
 #endif
                if(search_for_escapes) {
-                       flat_bits = FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_PARAMETER_LEN + FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_RAW_LEN + raw_bits_per_partition[0] * residual_samples;
-                       if(flat_bits <= best_partition_bits) {
+                       partition_bits = FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_PARAMETER_LEN + FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_RAW_LEN + raw_bits_per_partition[0] * residual_samples;
+                       if(partition_bits <= best_partition_bits) {
                                raw_bits[0] = raw_bits_per_partition[0];
                                best_rice_parameter = FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ESCAPE_PARAMETER;
-                               best_partition_bits = flat_bits;
+                               best_partition_bits = partition_bits;
                        }
                }
                parameters[0] = best_rice_parameter;
                bits_ += best_partition_bits;
        }
        else {
-               unsigned partition, residual_sample, save_residual_sample, partition_sample;
+               unsigned partition, residual_sample;
                unsigned partition_samples;
                FLAC__uint64 mean, k;
                const unsigned partitions = 1u << partition_order;
@@ -4194,7 +4215,8 @@ FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_with_precompute_(
                                rice_parameter = FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ESCAPE_PARAMETER - 1;
                        }
 
-#ifndef NO_RICE_SEARCH
+                       best_partition_bits = 0xffffffff;
+#ifdef ENABLE_RICE_PARAMETER_SEARCH
                        if(rice_parameter_search_dist) {
                                if(rice_parameter < rice_parameter_search_dist)
                                        min_rice_parameter = 0;
@@ -4211,43 +4233,31 @@ FLAC__bool set_partitioned_rice_with_precompute_(
                        else
                                min_rice_parameter = max_rice_parameter = rice_parameter;
 
-                       best_partition_bits = 0xffffffff;
                        for(rice_parameter = min_rice_parameter; rice_parameter <= max_rice_parameter; rice_parameter++) {
 #endif
-#ifdef VARIABLE_RICE_BITS
-                               const unsigned rice_parameter_estimate = rice_parameter-1;
-                               partition_bits = (1+rice_parameter) * partition_samples;
-#else
-                               partition_bits = 0;
-#endif
-                               partition_bits += FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_PARAMETER_LEN;
-                               save_residual_sample = residual_sample;
-                               for(partition_sample = 0; partition_sample < partition_samples; residual_sample++, partition_sample++) {
-#ifdef VARIABLE_RICE_BITS
-                                       partition_bits += VARIABLE_RICE_BITS(abs_residual[residual_sample], rice_parameter_estimate);
+#ifdef EXACT_RICE_BITS_CALCULATION
+                               partition_bits = count_rice_bits_in_partition_(rice_parameter, partition_samples, residual+residual_sample);
 #else
-                                       partition_bits += FLAC__bitbuffer_rice_bits(residual[residual_sample], rice_parameter); /* NOTE: we will need to pass in residual[] instead of abs_residual[] */
+                               partition_bits = count_rice_bits_in_partition_(rice_parameter, partition_samples, abs_residual_partition_sums[partition]);
 #endif
-                               }
-#ifndef NO_RICE_SEARCH
-                               if(rice_parameter != max_rice_parameter)
-                                       residual_sample = save_residual_sample;
                                if(partition_bits < best_partition_bits) {
                                        best_rice_parameter = rice_parameter;
                                        best_partition_bits = partition_bits;
                                }
+#ifdef ENABLE_RICE_PARAMETER_SEARCH
                        }
 #endif
                        if(search_for_escapes) {
-                               flat_bits = FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_PARAMETER_LEN + FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_RAW_LEN + raw_bits_per_partition[partition] * partition_samples;
-                               if(flat_bits <= best_partition_bits) {
+                               partition_bits = FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_PARAMETER_LEN + FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_RAW_LEN + raw_bits_per_partition[partition] * partition_samples;
+                               if(partition_bits <= best_partition_bits) {
                                        raw_bits[partition] = raw_bits_per_partition[partition];
                                        best_rice_parameter = FLAC__ENTROPY_CODING_METHOD_PARTITIONED_RICE_ESCAPE_PARAMETER;
-                                       best_partition_bits = flat_bits;
+                                       best_partition_bits = partition_bits;
                                }
                        }
                        parameters[partition] = best_rice_parameter;
                        bits_ += best_partition_bits;
+                       residual_sample += partition_samples;
                }
        }
 
@@ -4308,10 +4318,10 @@ void append_to_verify_fifo_interleaved_(verify_input_fifo *fifo, const FLAC__int
        FLAC__ASSERT(fifo->tail <= fifo->size);
 }
 
-FLAC__StreamDecoderReadStatus verify_read_callback_(const FLAC__StreamDecoder *decoder, FLAC__byte buffer[], unsigned *bytes, void *client_data)
+FLAC__StreamDecoderReadStatus verify_read_callback_(const FLAC__StreamDecoder *decoder, FLAC__byte buffer[], size_t *bytes, void *client_data)
 {
        FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder = (FLAC__StreamEncoder*)client_data;
-       const unsigned encoded_bytes = encoder->private_->verify.output.bytes;
+       const size_t encoded_bytes = encoder->private_->verify.output.bytes;
        (void)decoder;
 
        if(encoder->private_->verify.needs_magic_hack) {
@@ -4343,10 +4353,12 @@ FLAC__StreamDecoderWriteStatus verify_write_callback_(const FLAC__StreamDecoder
 {
        FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder = (FLAC__StreamEncoder *)client_data;
        unsigned channel;
-       const unsigned channels = FLAC__stream_decoder_get_channels(decoder);
+       const unsigned channels = frame->header.channels;
        const unsigned blocksize = frame->header.blocksize;
        const unsigned bytes_per_block = sizeof(FLAC__int32) * blocksize;
 
+       (void)decoder;
+
        for(channel = 0; channel < channels; channel++) {
                if(0 != memcmp(buffer[channel], encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo.data[channel], bytes_per_block)) {
                        unsigned i, sample = 0;
@@ -4373,10 +4385,10 @@ FLAC__StreamDecoderWriteStatus verify_write_callback_(const FLAC__StreamDecoder
                }
        }
        /* dequeue the frame from the fifo */
-       for(channel = 0; channel < channels; channel++) {
-               memmove(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo.data[channel][0], &encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo.data[channel][blocksize], encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo.tail - blocksize);
-       }
        encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo.tail -= blocksize;
+       FLAC__ASSERT(encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo.tail <= OVERREAD_);
+       for(channel = 0; channel < channels; channel++)
+               memmove(&encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo.data[channel][0], &encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo.data[channel][blocksize], encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo.tail * sizeof(encoder->private_->verify.input_fifo.data[0][0]));
        return FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_WRITE_STATUS_CONTINUE;
 }
 
@@ -4392,11 +4404,11 @@ void verify_error_callback_(const FLAC__StreamDecoder *decoder, FLAC__StreamDeco
        encoder->protected_->state = FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_VERIFY_DECODER_ERROR;
 }
 
-FLAC__StreamEncoderReadStatus file_read_callback_(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__byte buffer[], unsigned *bytes, void *client_data)
+FLAC__StreamEncoderReadStatus file_read_callback_(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, FLAC__byte buffer[], size_t *bytes, void *client_data)
 {
        (void)client_data;
 
-       *bytes = (unsigned)fread(buffer, 1, *bytes, encoder->private_->file);
+       *bytes = fread(buffer, 1, *bytes, encoder->private_->file);
        if (*bytes == 0) {
                if (feof(encoder->private_->file))
                        return FLAC__STREAM_ENCODER_READ_STATUS_END_OF_STREAM;
@@ -4445,7 +4457,7 @@ static size_t local__fwrite(const void *ptr, size_t size, size_t nmemb, FILE *st
 #define local__fwrite fwrite
 #endif
 
-FLAC__StreamEncoderWriteStatus file_write_callback_(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, const FLAC__byte buffer[], unsigned bytes, unsigned samples, unsigned current_frame, void *client_data)
+FLAC__StreamEncoderWriteStatus file_write_callback_(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *encoder, const FLAC__byte buffer[], size_t bytes, unsigned samples, unsigned current_frame, void *client_data)
 {
        (void)client_data, (void)current_frame;
 
@@ -4479,7 +4491,7 @@ FLAC__StreamEncoderWriteStatus file_write_callback_(const FLAC__StreamEncoder *e
 /*
  * This will forcibly set stdout to binary mode (for OSes that require it)
  */
-FILE *get_binary_stdout_()
+FILE *get_binary_stdout_(void)
 {
        /* if something breaks here it is probably due to the presence or
         * absence of an underscore before the identifiers 'setmode',