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Subject: Re: Possible bugs?
From: Jason Williams (jason_at_redskycomputing.co.uk)
It would seem that the MPG3hook files are created by Itunes have you used
do you use this program ?
They have no relevance for Rockbox and should not play.
At 08:05 23/07/2003 +1200, you wrote:
>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:
>>>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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