Rockbox mail archive
Subject: Re: Possible bugs?
From: Rob (rob.ward_at_paradise.net.nz)
Ok, This may be the problem. In the folder "The Creme of Eric Clapton",
there are 17 songs and 34 files. All files have their proper names AND
another modified file. eg. For the song "Layla" I have "._01 Layla.mp3"
and then 17 places further down the list "01 Layla.mp3". Every song has
the same deal.
Now. the "._01 Layla.mp3" file is 1k in size according to windows
explorer and contains 'garbage' if opened in a text editor and at the
end of the file the characters "MPG3hook" appear. The "01 Layla.mp3"
file is about 10MB in size.
I can play the "01 Layla.mp3" file easily, but the "._01 Layla.mp3" file
seems to confuse Rockbox.
So, what is the ._ file? Is it generated by Rockbox or by a ripper program?
Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> Rob wrote:
>> Just noticed; the songs that don't play are named "._01 space name" thru
>> "._12 space name" (or other), but when skipping thru to end of list,
>> names begin now without the "._xx" and just have the name. They also now
>> have the corrcet 192kBit and (id3v2.2) stuff.
> I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Can you give me an exact
> listing of the file names in that catalog, including file sizes?
>> 2. I recordered a low quality 60 minute long audio from the internet.
>> When I go to a certain place in the audio (say time = 19:20) and press
>> play, then go back to that time later, it is at a different place in the
> This is most certainly because the VBR file lacks a VBR header. Try
> running "Update VBR File" from the ON+Play menu.
> However, even with a VBR header, the seeking is never 100% accurate.
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