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Subject: Re: play WAV?
From: David McIntyre (plugh_at_mudbarn.com)
Date: 2003-08-29


I have a certain vested interest in alternative audio formats. Particularly if
people would be open to a closed-source module to play audible.com's .aa files.
Apparantly, Audible.com is eager to get their audio book format with reasonable
DRM working on as many devices as possible. They've opened discussions with
Archos. The requirements are that the file cannot be translated into a format
that can be transported to another device and there must be the ability to
bookmark each file. Neither has any significant technical hurdles within the
Rockbox code. The only other issue I could see that they would want would be
some sort of DRM locking scheme. I know of a method to extract the hard drive
serial number using ATA commands, and I presume this would be secure enough for
Audible's comfort. The only thing remaining is the ability to run PCM audio
through the chip after a decode routine, but even this is a low barrier, as the
highest quality Audible format is an encrypted mp3.
The benefit of this support? $10 per unabridged audio book. For more info,
e-mail me privately.

On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 10:11:02AM -0400, Brian Wolven wrote:
> Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> > Just check the size of the OGG integer player code and then check the
> > available space for custom programs in the MAS. It is a bit like
> > getting a Blue Whale into your living room fish tank.
>
> Hmmm, it does seem that would require a very large blender, at a minimum.
> Let's just stick to MP3 for the moment.

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