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Subject: Re: voice recording...
From: Rob (
Date: 2003-08-03

Ok, many thanks guys. I get the picture. The compression depends on what
sounds enter the microphone.

I will do a comparison test tonite if I get a chance.

Thanks again.


Jean Boullier wrote:

> Both are VBR and should have "similar" sizes, except if one speaker
> shouts and the other wispers, maybe. 8-)
> You might look at each file with a PC player like Winamp (for example)
> to compare technical characteristics of each file ("File Info Box" for
> Winamp). If there are differences between Archos and Rockbox recording
> modes they should be visible. What I have in mind is that Archos might
> force the mono mode for the low quality settings while in Rockbox you
> have to set mono or stereo yourself.
> Cheers. Jean.
> Rob wrote:
>> Hi. I am curious about voice recording of Rockbox versus Archos code.
>> It seems that using absolute worst recording settings (ideal for
>> recording university lectures), Rockbox takes 10MB to record a 50
>> minute lecture. However the Archos code only takes about 7.5MB at
>> it's absolute worst settings.
>> Does Archos use VBR and Rockbox NOT use VBR?
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Rob

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