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Subject: PCM files & WAV-MP3
From: Steve Lhomme (steve.lhomme_at_oneaccess-net.com)
Date: 2002-08-29


Hi everyone,

I'm new here so I'm not sure if this has been already mentioned on the
list (I've looked at the archive and didn't find anything, though there
is no search facility ;).

Is there a way to play PCM files in the Archos devices ? I saw some
mention about decoding other codec by programming the DSP. But if it's
possible, then it should be possible to play these files that don't need
decoding at all :)

The most common way of storing PCM is WAV files : just a few header easy
to parse, I already have some C++ classes to do that. Reading it would
be just checking if it's PCM (otherwise it's an unknown codec), get the
decoding parameters (freq rate, bit depth, etc) and then get rid of the
other headers (like getting rid of ID3 tags).

It would also be possible to play MP3 inside WAV files (and even inside
AVI files !) in using the same technic.

Is there any plan for that ?



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