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Subject: Re: Resume problems.
From: gerald clark (
Date: 2002-10-17

I checked and freshmeat, but could not find a program to write
the TOC.
Can anyone recommend a program and a link to get it?
Linux prefered. Windows if necessary.


Linus G Larsson wrote:
> Basically, when you have an mp3-file encoded with a non-variable
> bitrate, any mp3-player calculates the time with the bitrate and
> frequency. But since a VBR encoded file has a variable bitrate (duh) you
> can't do this. Instead, the encoder writes a header (TOC) which can the
> nbe read by the player to keep track of the time. The Archos encodes as
> VBR but doesn't write a TOC.
> On Wed, 2002-10-16 at 14:15, gerald clark wrote:
>>So, it can resume where it left off, but doesn't know
>>where that was relative to the beginning?
>>That would explain why it wraps back to the beginning
>>and plays for a while before stopping.
>>Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>>>On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, gerald clark wrote:
>>>>Todays CVS build 2002-10-15 on a recorder 20.
>>>>I have a 68 minute recording in the root directory.
>>>>I start playing the recording, pause, and turn it off.
>>>>Resume is set to ASK.
>>>>Upon resuming, the player resumes properly, but the
>>>>time starts at zero, and the progress bar starts at zero.
>>>This is a known flaw.
>>>The problem is that when the Archos firmware records a VBR, it doesn't
>>>include a TOC of any kind. Without a proper TOC header (such as XING or VBRI)
>>>there's no way for Rockbox to know how to jump to a specific time in the
>>>The best fix for this is to use a program that adds a XING header to your
>>>files you've recorded.
>>Gerald L. Clark
>>Aero TerraTrike #1
>>Member: Sky Soaring
>>Illinois, U.S.A.

Gerald L. Clark

Aero TerraTrike #1

Member: Sky Soaring

Illinois, U.S.A.

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